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

Flexible Seating for Fabulous Friends

My students need different options for flexible seating to help them to be successful in focusing their bodies and achieving their utmost potential!

  • $877 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom consist of Kindergarten, First and Second graders with intellectual impairments with different abilities and disabilities. We will have 16 students ranging from the K-2 grade levels. Students are working on a variety of skills based on their current level of functioning. They are the hardest working children in the school!

We'd like to create a trauma sensitive approach to support students within our classroom using flexible seating.

We are trying to do this by creating an area for students to unwind and use alternative methods to refocus their bodies. With your help, we can help them achieve this!

My Project

This year we will have 2 classrooms sharing a room. Our goal is to get rid of all the desks and use a flexible seating approach. There are many positive benefits to using flexible seating in our classroom such as: 1) Effective learning. Studies have shown their is an increase in cognitive performance. 2) Improved behavior. Students are better able to focus on completing the tasks that are presented. 3) Improved health. More room for physical fitness opportunities throughout the day in class! We are requesting balance ball chairs, butterfly chairs, portable lap desks and inflatable chairs to give students a choice of where they will be sitting. These items will allow students to use movement during their work time to focus on what is being presented to them and benefit them in many of the ways stated above! The rugs and organizer cubbies will be used to help set the classroom up when we merge the two classrooms into one setting.

Students will use this flexible seating approach to help them attain their utmost potential this year, allowing them to be creative, incorporate gross motor breaks throughout their sessions and focus on the task at hand.

We're excited to make this dream a reality. Please consider donating to make this happen!

Mrs. Boucher
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Cool Grey • Amazon Business $69.98 2 $139.96
B. spaces by Battat Totes Tidy Toy Organizer – Kids Furniture Set Storage Unit with 10 Stackable Bins – Ivory, Sea and Mint • Amazon Business $64.95 2 $129.90
Mainstay WK656338 Butterfly Chair • Amazon Business $48.17 2 $96.34
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $31.19 2 $62.38
Heart to Heart Girls Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion, for a Reading Nook, Bed Room, or Watching TV. Softer and More Plush Than Area Rug or Foam Mat. 20" Blue • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
KC CUBS Kev & Cooper Playtime Collection ABC, Numbers and Shapes Educational Area Rug - 5'0" x 6'6" • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
KC CUBS Playtime Collection ABC Alphabet, Seasons, Months and Days of the Week Educational Learning Area Rug Carpet For Kids and Children Bedrooms and Playroom (5' 0" x 6' 6") • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Intex Beanless Bag Inflatable Chair, 42" X 41" X 27", Beige • Amazon Business $12.91 2 $25.82

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