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Ms. Strong from Avondale LA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Flexible Learning: The Sequel

Help me give my students alternative seating so they can be physically comfortable while getting mentally uncomfortable.

  • $1,150 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school promotes whole student learning by assessing our students on collaboration, critical thinking, technology literacy, and oral and written communication skills, in addition to content knowledge. Our school is a public school where more than three quarters of our students are from low income households and classroom donations are hard to come by.

At my school, we promote student creativity through collaborative, project centered, and student driven learning.

Many students are afraid of mathematics and they quickly give up in the face of difficult or "impossible" problems. My students, however, are unafraid of challenges and dedicated to the process of learning.

My Project

I want my classroom to be a place where students are comfortable with tackling tough problems, and that can be difficult in a rigid environment. Many students fidget naturally with disastrous consequences, like rocking back in their chairs and inevitably crashing to the floor. Studies have shown that movement and flexible seating help students wake up their brains. I have noticed in my own classroom that when students are physically comfortable, they are more willing to get mentally uncomfortable, which happens frequently in a math classroom.

I am requesting enough chairs so that students actually have a choice in where they sit instead of racing to get a seat.

While we have already taken steps to make our classroom more comfortable, there aren't enough alternative seats to truly give every student a choice in where to sit. The different seating options (bungee chairs, wobble stools, saucer chairs, floor cushions, stools, and bean bag chairs) have all been suggested by my students, because I want them to have ownership in building our classroom together. In particular, I want to make sure my learners with ADHD have an outlet for their excess energy that will allow them to focus on their education. I am also requesting clipboards so students do not feel as though they have to sit at a table to be productive.

Ms. Strong
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 105 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CampLand Bunjo Bungee Dish Chair Folding Camping Relax Chair • Amazon Business $69.99 3 $209.97
Zinus Memory Foam/Tufted / Hallway/Entryway / Bed/Upholstered Bench • Amazon Business $80.67 1 $80.67
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Black (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Blue (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Winsome Mona 29-Inch Cushion Saddle Seat Stool, Black, Faux Leather, RTA • Amazon Business $28.80 2 $57.60
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $25.50 2 $51.00
Pillow Perfect Outdoor Pretty Paisley Wicker Seat Cushion, Blue, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Pillow Perfect Outdoor Full Bloom Wicker Seat Cushion, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Seville Classics WEB558 Faux Leather Quilted Foldable Storage Ottoman, Black Quilted (Two Pack) • Amazon Business $41.46 1 $41.46
Urban Shop Contemporary Plush Microsuede Saucer Chair, Solid, Iris • Amazon Business $39.35 1 $39.35
Big Joe Comfort Research Megahh (UltimaX) Bean Bags Refill Pack of 2, 100 L • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Blue • Amazon Business $30.49 1 $30.49
Big Joe 645182 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Zebra • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Gold Medal Virgin Expanded Polystyrene Bean Bag Refill • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Clipboards (Set of 10) by Office Solutions Direct! Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size clipboard • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95

Materials cost

$859.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$75.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$977.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$172.50

Total project goal

$1,150.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,150.00

2 Donors

-$1,150.00

Donations toward project cost

-$977.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$172.50

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$0.00

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