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Mrs. Lindsey from Spokane WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Flexible Minds

My students need stability balls, cushions, and wobble chairs to allow them to pick the best working environment for their learning.

  • $451 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am so very fortunate to teach at a low income/high poverty school. 90% of my school is on free and reduced lunch, and they come to school to begin their day at the breakfast table surrounded by friends and adults who love them. Many of my students come to school ready to learn through the many challenges they are facing at home, and school has become a safe place for them to be. My students love to learn and participate in cooperative group activities, especially activities that allow them to move and think outside of the box. The boys and girls in my classroom enjoy laughing while they learn and are always incredibly proud of their accomplishments because for many of them, learning does not come easily. I cannot control what happens at home, but I can control the environment they have the opportunity of learning in. I can create a learning environment that is inviting, promotes learning, and allows for my students to be kids! I aim to provide the safest, most engaging environment for us to come together and achieve our goals!

My Project

My students need different seating options to meet their learning needs. Not all students, or adults for that matter, do their best work in hard chairs at a desk surface. Some would rather sit on the floor, or on a chair or stability ball that allows them to move while they work.

My students need alternative seating options so that they can do their best work every day.

Sometimes sitting up high, or down low, or having the option to stand and work is just what my students need to meet their learning needs.

In my classroom, I have many students who come from trauma, as well as many others who have ADHD and/or other behavioral struggles. Because of this, many of my students struggle to keep still in their desks during work time. My students will use the wobble stools, balance balls and stands to keep themselves actively moving as they work. As they keep their bodies active, their brains will stay active as well. The stability cushions will be used for my students who choose to sit on the floor to work. These will keep their bodies moving, and comfortable as they complete their best work in their place of choice (the floor). My classroom is full of very bright, harsh fluorescent lighting. My students will benefit from the soft white light covers as they will create a calm, relaxed feel in the classroom, which will promote more focused students.

I want my students to know that in my classroom I work with them to find the best workspace for them. Even if that means sitting on a stability cushion on the floor, or making small bounces on a stability ball at a desk, I work with my students to help them do their best!

Mrs. Lindsey
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Stool, 18" H, Navy, LNT-3046-18NV • Amazon Business $69.27 2 $138.54
45-85cm Exercise Ball, Birthing Ball, Yoga Pilate Fitness Balance Ball with Pump Plug Kit, Anti-Slip & Anti-Burst, TRIDEER 2000lbs Extra Thick Core Cross Training Ball (Turkis, 55cm) • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Trideer Exercise/Birthing Ball/Ball Chair Air Stability Ring with Pump Plug Kit, Anti-burst, Suitable for 65cm & 75cm fitness ball Available in Multicolor (Ring Only) (Turkis, Ring Only) • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc (Black),13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $19.39 1 $19.39

Materials cost

$319.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.52

Total project goal

$450.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$450.15

3 Donors

-$248.00

Donations toward project cost

-$214.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.45

match offer

-$197.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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