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Ms. Carroll from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for FUNctional Classroom

My students need flexible seating options (stability balls, bouncy chair bands, stools, wobble cushions, and bean bags)!

  • $670 goal

This project expired on October 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in 6th-8th grade and have a variety of low-incidence disabilities. They are in a self-contained special education classroom, where they benefit from a structured environment that provides them with engaging learning opportunities at differentiated levels. In our classroom, we work on functional academics, social/emotional learning, and life skills. My students have a genuine passion for school. Each day they come up with new questions, eager to learn more. They love to challenge themselves and always embrace their mistakes as learning opportunities!

My students` bright personalities, contagious smiles, and amazing dance moves continue to bring light to a world that can often seem dark.

All of my students come from an underserved inner-city community where they face obstacles that make the middle school even more challenging than it already is. Despite the poverty, gun violence, and trauma that my students endure, they continue to strive for success in school. They encourage and love one another without limitations. They spread this positivity, both inside and outside of our classroom setting. My students inspire me to be the best teacher that I can be for them because they truly deserve it!

My Project

My students need bean bag chairs, stability balls, wobble cushions, stools, and bouncy chair bands to improve their focus and regulate their sensory processing throughout the school day. The majority of my students have Autism spectrum disorder. They have difficulty processing sensory information. They engage in self-stimulatory behaviors and have difficulty focusing for extended periods of time.

Flexible seating would allow my student to fidget in a way that will not distract them from learning.

It will create a more comfortable environment while easing student anxiety. Flexible seating would also provide my students with choices and enable them to feel more responsible for their own learning. We would love to have flexible seating options in our functional classroom!

Ms. Carroll
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 13 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Backless Balance Ball Chair - 52cm Stability Ball Home & Office Desk Chair with Inflation Pump, Wasabi • Amazon Business $59.98 2 $119.96
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, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
Gold Medal Bean Bags Wet Look Vinyl Bean Bag, Medium/Tween, Yellow • Amazon Business $68.02 1 $68.02
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Pearington BW-6473 Kids Classroom & Home Padded Stool, Red/Blue/green/Yellow/Orange (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Gold Medal Bean Bags 30010509804 Medium Wet Look Vinyl Beanbag, Tween Size, Blue • Amazon Business $52.26 1 $52.26
Gold Medal Bean Bags Wet Look Vinyl Bean Bag, Medium/Tween, Red • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Bouncy Chair Bands (3-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands For Kids With Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration For Students With Autism ADHD SPD, For School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97

Materials cost

$531.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$569.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.42

Total project goal

$669.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$669.46

11 Donors

-$595.34

Donations toward project cost

-$509.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.30

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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