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Mrs. Kaufmann from Bonsall CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for First Grade

Help me give my students flexible seating options that will help them have the necessary materials they need to help them mold our classroom into the environment that best fits their learning needs.

  • $420 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As the 2018-2019 school year has progressed, I have learned a lot about the wonderful children in my classroom. The best way to describe my class of 21 first grade students is as curious, creative, and caring individuals that are always full of seemingly endless energy, love, and hugs!

In order to foster their individuality, my classroom is set up in a way that allows all of my students to have a choice in how they engage in their learning and extended their knowledge of mastered skills.

Whether they are creating drawings to help build their comprehension of literary and informational texts, or playing with "play" money to apply their understanding of important math concepts to solve real world problems, my students love coming to school and getting to learn new things every day.

It always warms my heart when they run up to me and say that they want to learn everything! My students are truly wonderful people, and they constantly inspire me to be just as excited and enthusiastic about learning as they are each and every day.

My Project

If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting a six year old, you know they are full of seemingly endless energy! My class of first graders is no exception. They love to run, jump, wiggle, and dance all day long and quite honestly this need for constant movement is essential to their learning!

One of the ways that I make my classroom environment work for my energizer bunny students is through the use of flexible seating.

Right now most of my students have access to a few flexible seating options, like rocker stools and rainbow cushions, during my Daily Five Reading and Daily Three Math rotations. My more wiggly students have access to wobble stools all day long. These tools have proven vital in ensuring that my students have the ability to utilize my classroom environment in a way that best fits their educational and sensory needs, as well as, be more engaged and productive during independent work time.

Through this project, I am hoping to increase the amount of flexible seating options available to my students, so they can continue to make choices that help them to be comfortable, motivated, and focused in their learning. Additionally, this project will allow me to purchase important resources that will help my students with fine motor skill deficiencies build important grip strength that will improve their penmanship and writing capabilities. My goal is to use this project to give my students the tools they need to learn in a way that embodies the phrase "The best me, I can be!"

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidKraft Bookcase with Reading Nook Toy, Espresso • Amazon Business $78.76 1 $78.76
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.74 1 $59.74
Romanoff Lap Tray, Blue • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
QI003253P Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Pink • Amazon Business $21.60 2 $43.20
WEKAPO Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair for Kids | 38" Extra Large Beanbag Cover for Child | 48" Quality YKK Zipper | Premium Cotton Canvas … • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
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, 45cm • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy for Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | for ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Pencil Grips - Children Pen Writing Aid Grip Set Posture Correction Tool for Kids Preschoolers Children,Hollow Ventilation (Pencil Grips 9P) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39

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