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Mrs. Edenfield-Estes from Asheville NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for a Dynamic 4th Grade Classroom

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.

  • $235 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

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.

My Project

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!

Mrs. Edenfield-Estes
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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

Materials cost

$155.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$199.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.21

Total project goal

$234.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$234.75

1 Donor

-$234.75

Donations toward project cost

-$199.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.21

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$0.00

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