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

Flexible Seating for Flexible Groups

My students need 5 fitness exercise ball chairs and one replacement exercise ball to improve balance, posture, and focus.

  • $506 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a dynamic space where students share ideas and engage in rigorous academic discourse.

My 5th graders are eager learners, enthusiastic, and inquisitive about the world around them.

They absolutely deserve the best, but limited resources both at the school and in the community make it challenging to provide them with everything they need to be successful scholars. Approximately 80% of the students at my school are English learners, 20% newcomers to the country, and over 95% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

My Project

Have you ever had to sit through a long meeting or workshop? I have, and even when the material is highly engaging, it is extremely difficult to sit in a chair for a couple hours straight, let alone a whole work day. This is what it’s like for many students in school.

I work with small groups of students to differentiate instruction to meet their academic needs, and they need flexible seating options.

The chairs we use now for our small group instruction are hard, plastic ones that are too low for the table. Frankly, they are uncomfortable.

Our class currently has one exercise ball chair per group that they share. The students love these chairs, and I have seen how they help students focus as they move around in them. I would like for each group to have one more chair so that they can spend more time on them.

Providing flexible seating options, such as ball chairs, for my students will help them take determine how they like to learn best, whether it be in a traditional chair, standing, being on the rug, or using an exercise ball. Consequently, students will able to better focus on their work.

Ms. Park
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and, Green • Amazon Business $67.80 5 $339.00
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair Replacement Ball, Charcoal, 52cm • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98

Materials cost

$360.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$429.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.78

Total project goal

$505.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$505.20

10 Donors

-$470.10

Donations toward project cost

-$399.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.51

match offer

-$35.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$29.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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