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Mrs. Mellish from Swartz Creek MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Kindergarten

My students need flexible seating to allow movement and choice while they learn!

  • $862 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom community consists of 29 amazing boys and girls who come to school every day from various backgrounds ready to learn and to have fun.

My goal is to make our classroom a warm and joyful place to learn.

Sitting in traditional tables and chairs all day long is difficult at any age, however for students at this age it is even more difficult. Alternative seating would allow students to wiggle while they work and provide students with choices.

With increased freedom, comes increased satisfaction and motivation. Kindergartners grow in maturity rapidly when they begin to make learning choices that are in their best interest and are given the chance to make those choices.

My Project

My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, and non-restrictive environment for our youngest students. Kindergartners need the ability to wiggle while they work and to make choices.

No one likes to sit at a table all day in a hard chair.

Flexible seating gives students choices to move around the room and to wiggle while they work. Right now our classroom has traditional round tables and chairs.

I would like to get rid of those hard chairs and provide something more comfortable that allows movement. I also want students to be able to move around the room and have comfort and not have to sit on a hard floor. The wobble cushions, the scoop rockers, along with bean bags, and mats that I currently have in my room will allow students to work in a comfortable spot around the room and get out of their seats. The ball chairs and wobble chairs will help students who are engaged in activities at tables. One table will be lowered to the floor and will use the floor cushions to sit on. The stools will be used at my guided reading table to encourage movement and engagement. These products will allow me to open up my room and remove tables so we have more room to learn and play. We are currently tripping over each other with all of the furniture! Please help me make our learning environment a place all students want to come to learn!

Mrs. Mellish
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $80.00 1 $80.00
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Yellow - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Red - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $62.39 1 $62.39
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $57.56 1 $57.56
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Grey/Orange • Amazon Business $51.60 1 $51.60
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Green • Amazon Business $46.81 1 $46.81
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Purple • Amazon Business $46.81 1 $46.81
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Blue,size: 13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc (Red) • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29

Materials cost

$691.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$731.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.15

Total project goal

$861.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$861.01

11 Donors

-$472.78

Donations toward project cost

-$413.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.67

match offer

-$375.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$318.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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