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Ms. Rodriguez from Brooklyn NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Flexible Learners!

My students need seating options like Plastic Stack Stools and Balance Balls that will help them stay on task, engaged, and comfortable all day. The flexible seating options will help my kids be more successful and find a space that's perfect for them!

  • $926 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a second grade ESL self-contained classroom. Working at a public school in New York City, I'm blessed to experience diversity daily. come from an array of different backgrounds from all around the world and have different needs including English language learners, students with special needs, and from low-income backgrounds. Students arrive to school each day determined to persevere through the rigorous curriculum, encouraging each other along the way, and becoming closer to a family each day! My school is a Title 1 school, comprised of about 1,000 children.

My students need to create a positive learning environment where seating options allow learning and engagement to take place.

Flexible seating will allow my students to be most comfortable and flourish in their learning. My goal is to provide my students with flexible seating for our classroom.

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students already have a "home." In other words, I know exactly where everything will go. We just need your help in getting everything through our door! The stools will help me conference with students and allow students to work collaboratively. Students will have the opportunity to use the balance balls, wobble chairs, and floor seats to provide differentiated comfort. The fidget bands will be especially helpful for students who tend to be extra wiggly! The comfy couch will be used in our classroom library, inviting students to comfortably enjoy a good book with friends.

By implementing flexible seating in my classroom, my students' engagement and overall autonomy in our space will aide them in their journey of being life-long learners.

These flexible seating options will help my students to have a voice and choose the seating that helps them best learn and grow in the classroom.

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

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25 donors25 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC347BU - Flex-Space Comfy Couch - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
Active Kids Chair - Active Chairs for Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers & Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 14" Wobble Chair for Kids with ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Black - Age range 3-7y • Amazon Business $54.99 3 $164.97
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBB-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17 3/4" Height, 11 3/4" Wide, 11 3/4" Length, Black Legs (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $7.97 4 $31.88
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 $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98

Materials cost

$745.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$786.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$138.87

Total project goal

$925.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$925.81

20 Donors

-$846.24

Donations toward project cost

-$723.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$123.04

Matching donations from our partners

-$75.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.58

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$0.00

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