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

Flexible Seating for First Graders

Help me give my students flexible seating with wobble cushions, floor seats, and balance ball chairs to maximize their comfort and freedom in deciding the best way for them to learn!

  • $602 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Each individual first grader brings something very unique and special into the classroom. My students are smart, kind, caring, funny, and very insightful young children. We are a first grade class consisting of 23 students( 13 girls, 10 boys) and 1 teacher.

I am their fourth and final teacher of the school year.

This class started with a great teacher who left unexpectedly, and then did an amazing job at acclimating to two substitute teachers for almost three months before I became their permanent teacher for the rest of the school year. These students have shown flexibility, understanding, and respect for their school and their circumstances and they deserve the absolute best.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to do their best learning. In the first grade, students engage in reading, writing, phonics, math, social emotional, science, and social studies lessons. Usually these lessons involve students meeting on the rug by sitting on the floor and then returning to their seats for individual or group learning time.

As students work at their own seats, flexible seating allows young children to stand, wobble, bounce, rock or lean which increases oxygen flow to the brain while strengthening the core.

When students are free to work in a position that is most comfortable to them, we create a culture of productivity. My six and seven year old students will greatly benefit from classroom furniture and seating options that will allow them to control their body and learning.

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Mrs. Bondi
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC233BU - Premium Teardrop Beanbag Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 2 $179.98
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 10 $169.90
BR302RD - Comfy Floor Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
LA485DC - Flex-Space 17" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $113.94 1 $113.94
DD370X - Soft Seats - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$473.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$510.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.16

Total project goal

$601.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$601.08

9 Donors

-$546.66

Donations toward project cost

-$468.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.24

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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