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

Flexible Seating for Fun Learners

My students need stability balls, a lap desk, a clipboard, bean bag chairs, and a rug.

  • $575 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a teacher in a Title I middle school in Pasadena, California. With budget cuts to education, I have to provide my own resources and curriculum. It's my goal to make my classroom a great learning environment for my students to explore and feel loved. I want them to feel comfortable when getting their work done.

My students are fun, full of positive energy and are excited to learn!

They love to investigate and question how things work. For many of my students, school is the only place where they can express themselves and gain the confidence to try new things. I have a diverse group of students that want to achieve their full potential.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently, my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The stability balls allow some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. They can also be used as an alternative chair if needed! The comfy floor seats and the beanbag chair will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

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

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This project will reach 92 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rivet Arrow Wool Rug, 4' x 6', Black & Ivory • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00
Sprogs SPG-610-202-SO Round Bean Bag Chair, Purple • Amazon Business $62.30 1 $62.30
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair Ball - Extra Balance Ball for Kids Balance Ball Chair, Green, 38cm • Amazon Business $14.98 4 $59.92
Sprogs SPG-610-201-SO Round Bean Bag Chair, Orange • Amazon Business $57.61 1 $57.61
Sprogs SPG-610-078-SO Round Bean Bag Chair, Blue • Amazon Business $57.61 1 $57.61
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
12 Pk, BAZIC Standard Size Polka Dot Paperboard Clipboard w/ Low Profile Clip (Colors May Vary) • Amazon Business $23.06 1 $23.06

Materials cost

$414.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.23

Total project goal

$574.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$574.88

11 Donors

-$474.88

Donations toward project cost

-$403.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.23

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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