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Mrs. Harrington from Pepperell MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for All!

Help me give my students flexible seating such as standing desks and wobble seats that they can use in their general education classes.

  • $537 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students from Massachusetts are part of our district's amazing autism program. This program provides social thinking and executive planning instruction and support to students in their home school setting. My students are funny, creative and smart. They teach me something new everyday, whether it's a fact about narwhals or how to "Rick-roll" someone. They always keep me on my toes!

Keeping a child’s attention on their school work can be difficult for any parent or teacher.

My students spend approximately three hundred and ninety minutes a day at school. That is a long time to be sitting in their hard school chairs. Many of my students have sensory needs or decreased muscle tone, which makes keeping their attention on their work challenging at times. But even with these extra challenges, my students always strive to do their best and use strategies to help themselves stay regulated.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to find a place that is comfortable and that allows them to make choices that work for their particular learning style. Last year, I implemented flexible seating in my substantially separate classroom and as a result, I saw an increase of on task behavior and more focus with my students. Since I saw such great results, I want to be able to provide the same seating that my kids get in my room, in the general education setting when they integrate into the different classrooms throughout the day. I am asking for wobble seats and standing desks so that my students can be comfortable in all the different settings throughout the day.

"Children need to move and flexible seating allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength.

In turn, this burns more calories and increases metabolism. It also helps keep young minds more alert and focused. It’s no surprise that physical activity is linked to higher academic performance, better health and improved behavior."

Source: https://smithsystem.com/smithfiles/2017/11/29/top-10-benefits-flexible-seating-classroom/).

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This project will reach 11 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Pre-teen Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Home & School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 10-11 , Grade 5-6, Green (18in) • Amazon Business $79.88 3 $239.64
SDADI Adjustable Height Standing Desk Student Desk with Swinging Footrest Optional for Standing and Seating 2 Modes, Dark Grain L1010WFDT • Amazon Business $89.99 2 $179.98

Materials cost

$419.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$455.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.45

Total project goal

$536.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.36

5 Donors

-$260.00

Donations toward project cost

-$236.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

match offer

-$258.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$219.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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