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Ms. McElveen from Victorville CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Fidgety First Graders

My students need flexible seating like wobble cushions, balance balls, stools, and lounge pillows to give them options.

  • $522 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I haven't met my students yet because school begins next week. This is my first year teaching and I'll meet my first class on Monday and I'm so excited to get to know them! They are in first grade and the kindergarten teachers tell me that I will be welcoming a great class. They informed me that they are a bit squirrely and fidgety, which is to be expected of first graders. I also have a student with an orthopedic disability, and I will do everything I can to support him. My class size thus far is 24 students, though more might be added before the first day. As soon as I get to know my class, I will update this description.

My Project

In first grade, many students really struggle to sit still, which often means that most of their focus is on staying still rather than their learning. That is why I chose various items, like cushions (including wobble cushions), balance ball chairs, stools, pads, and chair bands. They can use almost every item independently on the floor and/or as an addition to their chair. The chair bands are also a good way to provide for students' needs without distracting the rest of the class. I would use flexible seating during various activities, such as whole group time, guided instruction, and even during independent work, like centers/rotations.

They deserve an appropriate way to meet their sensory and high energy needs while simultaneously supporting their focus and their sense of comfort.

Flexible seating benefits the entire class by giving everyone a choice in how they learn, while also supporting those with challenges. First graders are fidgety, and instead of creating limitations, it's important to me as their teacher to give them an appropriate outlet for their natural and age appropriate behavior and needs.

Ms. McElveen
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Green • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
Pearington Kids Classroom & Home Steel Stacking Stool, Multi-Color (Pack 5) • Amazon Business $52.12 1 $52.12
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Bounce Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
2 Pack - SueSport Air Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Balance Disc, Twist Massage, 14 Inch, Purple • Amazon Business $26.50 1 $26.50
2 Pack - SueSport Air Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Balance Disc, Twist Massage, 14 Inch, Blue • Amazon Business $26.50 1 $26.50
2 Pack - SueSport Air Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Balance Disc, Twist Massage, 14 Inch, Black • Amazon Business $26.50 1 $26.50
Milliard Petite Reading Pillow for Young adults & children with Shredded Foam - 14x13in (Sit up Pillow) • Amazon Business $1.00 20 $20.00

Materials cost

$373.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$443.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.24

Total project goal

$521.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$521.59

7 Donors

-$277.94

Donations toward project cost

-$237.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.19

match offer

-$241.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$205.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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