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Mrs. Ward from Pontotoc MS is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Fabulous First Graders!

My students need balance ball chairs, wobble stools, and other forms of flexible seating to improve academic performance while becoming healthier kids!

  • $1,021 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what is was like when you were in first grade? Were you curious, excited, and eager for each school day? My first grade students encompass all of these qualities and much more!

I teach in a Title 1 low income school district in Mississippi.

Approximately 85 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of my students do not have the resources at home to grow academically, and I want to make sure I provide a safe, loving, learning environment for all of my students grow and become lifelong learners.

My Project

Flexible seating in elementary classrooms is very critical for our little learners. Using a variety of seating arrangements, such as yoga ball chairs and wobble cushions, has proven to increase student engagement and test scores. Bouncy bands offer ADHD students a way to release energy without disrupting the class. Wobble stools offer our students a way to move their bodies quietly and learn at the same time.

Physical activity has been proven over and over again, to improve academic performance.

If kids can't sit still for 8 hours straight, then maybe we shouldn't expect them to! By offering flexible seating in my classroom, I am allowing my students the opportunity to increase their academic performance and become actively engaged learners. I need your support to make this dream of mine a reality. Thank you for giving to my fabulous first graders whom enter my door daily eager to learn!

Mrs. Ward
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Grey - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 4 $279.96
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Grey/Orange • Amazon Business $58.71 4 $234.84
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Gray) • Amazon Business $15.99 6 $95.94
Bouncy Bands for Elementary School Chair (Blue) • Amazon Business $13.95 5 $69.75
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion - Exercise Balance Pad Wobble Board for Kids - Core Balance Disc 13 Inch Office Chair - Sensory Air Cushion for School Classroom - Wiggle Seat Cushion Blue for Adults • Amazon Business $15.95 4 $63.80
Officemate Letter Size Wood Clipboards, Low Profile Clip, 24 Pack Clipboard, Brown (83824) • Amazon Business $27.43 1 $27.43

Materials cost

$771.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$867.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$153.06

Total project goal

$1,020.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,020.38

10 Donors

-$720.02

Donations toward project cost

-$612.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$107.70

match offer

-$300.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$255.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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