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Ms. Nolen from Nampa ID is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Littles with Wiggles

Help me give my students flexible seating to allow them a better opportunity to learn in their special education classroom.

  • $436 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The purpose of educating children is to give them the knowledge and tools they will need to become productive citizens in our communities. It is important for all students to have the opportunity to learn and gain skills they will need to accomplish that goal. Special education students need more support and resources than their same age peers to gain these skills and knowledge,

The students in my classroom have a variety of disabilities and educational needs.

These needs most often involve academic support in reading, writing and math but may also include behavior and social skills. Despite their disabilities, these students work hard and want to be successful in school.

My Project

Students are not all the same, They do not come to school with the same background, resources or abilities. Students feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their environment.

Flexible seating allows students to choose where they work and with whom.

It also allows them to change their location and positions as needed. Children need to move. Flexible seating allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand which increases oxygen flow to the brain, increases blood flow and improves core strength. This, in turn, burns more calories and increases metabolism.

Flexible seating also helps keep young minds more alert and focused. An uncomfortable student is a distracted and unproductive student. Flexible seating encourages students to find their best spot to stay calm, focused and productive.

Many flexible seating options stimulate students’ sense of touch. This type of stimulation can help children focus and process information. Sensory input is especially helpful for students with ADHD, ADD and ASD.

The items I have selected in this project will allow students to make choices about their learning environment. They can choose to sit at a low table on the floor with a wobble seat or cushion, sit at a regular height table with a fidget chair band or on a stool. Allowing students to make choices about how they learn increases their excitement about learning. It gives them more freedom of movement and helps them with sensory processing needs.

Ms. Nolen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (33cm Robin Egg Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 6 $119.94
KinderMat, Blue KinderCrate, 6-Pack of 13.5 inch KinderCushions and Sturdy Storage Container, 2 inches Thick Squares Story Time Cushions, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
WALIKI Toys Wedge Seat for Children's Wobbly Cushion, Alternative Classroom Seating | Inflatable Core Disc Seats for School | Pump Included, 12”/30CM | Pack of 4, Blue • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $48.34 1 $48.34
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99

Materials cost

$316.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$370.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.32

Total project goal

$435.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$435.44

1 Donor

-$435.44

Donations toward project cost

-$370.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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