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Mrs. Gurney from Roy UT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Busy Bodies!

My students need flexible seating options to meet their needs to help them concentrate better in class.

  • $563 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine being a teacher in a Title 1 school where students would rather be at school then at home. Many of my students run into challenges they have to face when it comes to their education. However, my students are resilient and love coming to school to feel that sense of belonging. I make them feel like they are all little Einsteins who will make a difference in this world.

My fourth graders all have high dreams and ambitions so they can change the future for their family one day.

Some of the challenges my students face is they come from very low income families, making our school a Title 1 school, where students receive free breakfast and lunch. Along with the low income, my students have no parental support at home to help with their schooling. Many of our families are single parent households, or households that both parents are working just to support their family. These are just a few of the challenges my students face.

My Project

My students spend a lot of time at their desks. Many students suffer from ADHD and ADD and giving them options while they are learning to help them focus can be very beneficial. When sitting in their seats throughout the day their seats aren't all that comfortable.

Flexible seating will allow my students to fidget and focus, relax, and enjoy learning in my classroom.

With the many needs these kids have, it is super beneficial to have some alternative seating options. All these options will also work as a reward for those students who are following the rules and doing their best in the classroom. Students will love to sit on the stability ball as they bounce up and down while working. Wobble chairs allow kids to sway back and forth while paying attention during a lesson. And lastly, students can choose to have a band put on their desk to bounce their feet on to help them concentrate. All these options will be available and the students will have their needs met as they are comfortable as they learn.

Mrs. Gurney
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 18" H, Navy, LNT-3046-18NV • Amazon Business $58.82 3 $176.46
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) • Amazon Business $14.95 5 $74.75
Yessenia Kids Scoop Rocker Novelty Chair (Set of 6) • Wayfair $44.99 1 $44.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $20.20 2 $40.40

Materials cost

$436.55

Vendor shipping charges

$4.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$478.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.37

Total project goal

$562.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$562.46

5 Donors

-$441.23

Donations toward project cost

-$375.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.18

match offer

-$121.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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