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Ms. Gillman from Alpharetta GA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for 5th Grade 21st Century Classroom

My students need a class set of clipboards, floor cushions, and flexible seating for comfort, choice, engagement, and success.

  • $639 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a very active and enthusiastic group of twenty-six 10-11 year-olds. I have 16 boys in my class and 10 girls. In the past three weeks, I have noticed how uncomfortable they are sitting in the hard plastic chairs. With all of their energy, they want to be able to get up and down, sit on the floor, rock in a seat, and bounce up and down. I personally replaced my hard and uncomfortable chair with a padded swivel chair.

They are a group of very hard workers, but as 10-11 year olds, I can understand how hard it is to sit in traditional chairs all day.

I want to help my students be the most successful learners. In order to do this, they need a less traditional classroom setting. I hope to have a fun, engaging, and exciting year with these students, and to make all 26 of them love school as much as I did when I was their age.

My Project

Over the past three weeks, I have observed my students doing their most successful work while sitting on the floor, standing, and in nontraditional seats.

I have a very active and energetic group of students who, similar to myself, find the hard, plastic chairs uncomfortable and sometimes distracting to their work.

In their previous classes,my students have had many flexible seating options. I have seen the benefits of flexible seating and would like to be able to provide those options in my classroom. Flexible seating makes students more engaged and allows students to choose how they work best to succeed in school.

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 18" H, Blue, LNT-3046-18BL • Amazon Business $52.92 3 $158.76
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 18" H, Navy, LNT-3046-18NV • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Contemporary, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $64.12 1 $64.12
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $38.95 1 $38.95
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $15.98 2 $31.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Orange, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $15.98 2 $31.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Adjustable Bed Riser Furniture Risers 3.75 Inch Heavy Duty Set of 4 Black Color • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$472.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$542.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.71

Total project goal

$638.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$638.09

10 Donors

-$567.86

Donations toward project cost

-$493.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.93

match offer

-$57.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$48.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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