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Ms. Melendez from Charlotte NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for All Learners!

Help me give my students 4 comfy floor seats and 2 balance ball seats.

  • $383 goal

This project expired on December 30, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a French immersion school in southwest Charlotte, NC. My classrooms consist of students with very diverse needs and learning styles. One thing I really want is to make sure that every child walks in my classroom feeling loved and cared for.

My goal as a French immersion teacher is to make children who have been studying the language for more than 6 years to fall in love with learning the French language again.

In order to achieve this goal, I also want to make sure my classroom is warm and inviting and a wonderful place to learn.

My Project

According to a growing body of research, movement increases blood and oxygen flow, which positively affects cognitive development, physical health, and mental well-being. Every child works and learns differently and several students need to move in order to stay engaged and focused. Many flexible seating options stimulate students' sense of touch and need for movement. This type of stimulation can help children focus and process information. It is important for students to feel comfortable to stay engaged and motivated in learning. If they are uncomfortable they are not learning.

These balance ball seats and comfy floor seats will give all students an opportunity to learn in environment they feel comfortable in.

It gives them a chance to change the way they are sitting day in and day out and engage with classmates as they move around the room.

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 122 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 4 $219.96
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$269.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.36

Total project goal

$382.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.41

8 Donors

-$345.65

Donations toward project cost

-$308.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.60

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.76

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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