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Mrs. Miller from Joplin MO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Fidgety Learners

My students need flexible seating options so they can choose where they learn best.

  • $618 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is full of students from all walks of life. Some students come from well-rounded, middle-class families; more than half of my students, though, come from low-income households. They come to my school, and my classroom, specifically, for what they don't have, and what they need. What do they need, you may ask?

My students, above all, need to feel at home in our classroom.

Some of my students' basic needs aren't met at home, let alone more than that. They aren't taught respect, manners, or organizational skills. In our classroom, they need to feel comfortable, feel challenged, feel accepted, and feel loved. And this is where I come in.

My Project

How long can you sit in a chair at a desk comfortably? An hour? 30 minutes? Currently, my students are expected to sit most of the day, in their chair and at their desk. We do have transitions, and get up and move around, but not all students learn their best in this environment and need more choice.

With these flexible seating materials, when students come in the mornings, they will have an opportunity to choose whichever seating arrangement best fits their learning needs.

Some students may prefer to sit on the floor, with a lap desk, while others prefer standing at a counter size table, while others may prefer a fidget tool, such as a bouncy ball chair, a chair with a band at the bottom to push their feet against, or a stool they can wobble back and forth on.

All of these items will help students be comfortable in their learning environment.

Some students may prefer to sit on the floor, with a lap desk, while others prefer standing at a counter size table, while others may prefer a fidget tool, such as a bouncy ball chair, a chair with a band at the bottom to push their feet against, or a stool they can wobble back and forth on.

All of these items will help students be comfortable in their learning environment.

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

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for all ages, Toddler thru Pre-Teen; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Junior (16in) • Amazon Business $73.95 4 $295.80
LapGear MyDesk Lap Desk - Turquoise (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $17.80 4 $71.20
Kingcamp® Moon Leisure Lightweight Camping Chair-Padded Seat, Heavy-Duty Construction, with Magazines Bag, Both for Outdoor and Indoor Activities • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Bouncy Bands for Chairs Color: Black Support Pipe • Teachers' School Supply $13.95 2 $27.90

Materials cost

$484.85

Vendor shipping charges

$3.07

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$525.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.68

Total project goal

$617.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$617.87

3 Donors

-$308.94

Donations toward project cost

-$262.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.34

match offer

-$308.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$262.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.34

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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