Mrs. Edenfield-Estes from Asheville NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
My students need flexible seating in order to create a customized, personal-choice and group based seating that helps foster each student's knowledge growing environment.
I have been in the teaching world for six years and this class of students is by far by favorite group! They are a very diverse group of students. They attend a Title One school in which 100% of students receive free lunch. 38% of our students live in Government Funded Housing and many receive other forms of aid. This diversity has created a loving, unique, dynamic group of kids that are amazing at change and real-world applications to their learning! They really experience each day as a passionate, social environment and have grown to be more responsible for their educational success.
I have worked in a flexible seating classroom and saw the amazing success it created for the students! Currently, I have 2 wobbly chairs that are rotated between students daily. Seeing their excitement when they receive their turn and increase their daily focus and engagement.....all because of a chair. I am requesting 4 yoga balls for a group center, 10 seat stimulating seat cushions for every-day student desk chairs (keeps them having to adjust to keep their balance, using micro movements-engages their attention); and finally, some colorful stools for our math center table to help student move around quickly. I am also hoping to create a classroom library that is more like a library! A easily washable couch would be the perfect addition, in order to create a comfortable, reading-focused space. Research and real-world applications have shown that micro-movements and gross motor skills practice through flexible seating helps most students focus for 18-26 minutes longer on a single task, than without the seating. Thank you so much for helping a young, engaged teacher create a loving, learning environment!
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|Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business||$80.00||1||$80.00|
|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||$16.98||4||$67.92|
|Yes4All Exercise Balance Disc / Stability Disc with Hand Pump – Air Stability Wobble Cushion (Black, 14 inch) • Amazon Business||$7.19||1||$7.19|
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