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Mrs. Valencia-Garay from Newport News VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for a Cooperative Learning Environment

My students need flexible seating options, including beanbag chairs, stability balls, and stools to support their blending learning environment; I want the classroom to feel like a comfortable home away from home.

  • $536 goal

This project expired on December 22, 2018.

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My Students

I teach in a first grade public school collaborative classroom. My classroom is composed of amazing students with all different ethnicities, home lives, and social emotional background making our class one big melting pot. Our school fosters children of all kinds into amazing citizens. These students embody responsibility, respect, and caring hearts to all that enter our classroom!

I would like to provide the best learning experience possible by ensuring that they have the essential tools they need to succeed!

My Project

My classroom is a learning environment that offers students frequent opportunities to think critically, utilize technology, and to move. I'd like the furniture to further support student learning by offering them voice and choice in how and where they work. I want them to be able to find comfort and success through choice.

I want this classroom to be a home away from home for my students, while also offering a variety of seating options for each student's learning style.

These materials will allow the classroom to transform into a more home like feel, where their sense of independence will lead them further in their education!

The beanbags would allow a quiet place to read in cozy comfort. The stability balls will support those who need some proprioceptive input, while the stools provide gentle movement for a calming effect.

These flexible seating options will be beneficial in all subject areas, especially reading! By donating to this project, we will build not only successful first graders, but our future citizens!

Mrs. Valencia-Garay
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids ACE Active Core Engagement Stool for Kids, 15-Inch H, Grey • Amazon Business $44.99 6 $269.94
Big Comfy Bean Bag Chair: Posh Large Beanbag Chairs for Kids, Teens and Adults - Polyester Cloth Puff Sack Lounger Furniture for All Ages - 27 Inch - Heather Gray • Amazon Business $58.32 2 $116.64
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, 45cm • Amazon Business $15.98 2 $31.96

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