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Mrs. Hodell from Indianapolis IN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Low-Income Students

Help me give my students seating flexibility in the form of wobble chairs, stools, and balance balls, to help them focus on their work.

  • $535 goal

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My Students

I am a 5th and 6th grade special education teacher who focuses on reading during the school day. The majority of my students have learning and emotional disabilities. We spend a lot of time improving their reading levels. Each student has individual goals that they are working toward.

My students are from an area where education is not a focus.

However, they enjoy being in my classroom where they feel safe and welcome. They each have unique talents that are shown through their work.

My Project

Flexible seating helps provide my students with stimulation that in turn helps them focus and process information. For example, I have a student who has Autism. His disability causes him to pace to process information. When he has the chance to be in a wobble stool, the stimulation helps him with not feeling like he has to pace. Instead, he is actually able to get work done.

My students are more comfortable when they are not stuck on hard, metal chairs for the school day.

If a student is uncomfortable, they are less likely to be willing to learn. My students also love the chance to pick a chair that makes them feel like they are going to be successful. I would love to provide students with a choice of seating that goes beyond the typical classroom chair. Coming from a community where a lot of my students are focusing on trying to survive, I would love to give them a fighting chance at school to learn.

Mrs. Hodell
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Adjustable Activity Office Tilt Stool, Black • Amazon Business $62.51 4 $250.04
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Purple • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
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 $16.98 4 $67.92

Materials cost

$417.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$454.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.15

Total project goal

$534.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$534.36

3 Donors

-$355.00

Donations toward project cost

-$301.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.25

match offer

-$179.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$152.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.90

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$0.00

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