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Ms. Whittemore from Brooklyn NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for All!

Help me give my students a range of seating options to encourage independence, flexibility and focus.

  • $880 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been teaching for sixteen years, and yet still feel as fresh and hopeful about my work as the day I began. At scant moments when my resolve falters, within seconds a flood of images, sounds, and smiles spills forth to remind me of just how privileged I am to do this work.

This work--at moments both big and small--is all about the kids.

As such, as I move about in the world, I am always thinking of the work and the kids--they are so curious, and so ready to demystify what can seem oblique and impenetrable. In our classroom, moving from abstract ideas to concrete models and solutions is an extremely satisfying (albeit it seemingly endless) pursuit, and my co-teacher and I strive to make content and concepts as dynamic and real-world friendly as possible. This is rich and layered work, and the kids respond in kind. We love what we do, and the only real downside is there is never enough time in the short, short year to get it all in.

My Project

My co-teacher and I have been holding off on flexible seating for a few years, as we've always kept all of our kids (both general ed and those with special needs alike) moving throughout the day through station teaching, kinesthetic activities and more. However, a few new innovations--the Jupiter stools and laptop lap desks, in particular--have made it so we can no longer sit on the sidelines, as these tools are just too great. Plus, we have a high number of learners this year who need additional sensory input to focus, and we have at least 10 kiddos who are clamoring for wobble cushions.

With your generous contribution, our kids will be more receptive and better equipped to make the most of every precious minute we spend in the classroom.

Thank you for your consideration!

Ms. Whittemore
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OFM 2001-2331 Jupiter Series Nesting Stool, Green • Amazon Business $100.73 5 $503.65
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $16.99 9 $152.91
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00

Materials cost

$706.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$747.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.85

Total project goal

$879.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$879.01

7 Donors

-$870.19

Donations toward project cost

-$747.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$123.03

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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