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Ms. McClelland from Philadelphia PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating For Autism

My students need flexible seating options in the classroom in order to help engage learning and help calm down behaviors.

  • $215 goal

This project expired on August 3, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in North Philadelphia, in a high poverty neighborhood. My students range from 8 to 10 years old, and are in grades 3rd to 5th. They are also diagnosed with Autism.

They are very sweet, loving students, but require a lot of individualization in order to learn.

This requires a lot of materials for differentiation. The class is a mixture of verbal and nonverbal students, which requires additional resources and materials. Some students require a 1 on 1 assistant for daily activities.

My Project

My diverse autistic support classroom will greatly benefit from flexible seating options in the classroom. Flexible seating options including a bean bag chair and soft seats will be used to help improve behaviors and engage students in learning independently. Flexible seating is also great for reading a book comfortably.

Flexible seating has been shown in studies as an excellent accommodation for children with ADHD and autism to help keep the child engaged and more on task.

I truly believe that my students will benefit from having flexible seating when they are working independently. I have several students who are very fidgety and the soft seats close to the floor will cause less distractions to the other students in the room. The bean bag will be a great addition for breaks, independent learning, and a great incentive as well.

Ms. McClelland
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD420SG - Calming Colors™ Little Beanbag Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$149.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.16

Total project goal

$214.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.38

3 Donors

-$164.38

Donations toward project cost

-$139.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.66

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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