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Ms. Dittmar from Ganado TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Maximum Learning!

Help me give my students balance ball seats, wobble chairs, and various other chairs for our classroom.

  • $613 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a very rural school where most of them spend out-of-school hours helping on a farm or at a local business and/or in sports. They don't always see the value of school, especially writing, where they typically struggle.

Many of our students grew up working with their hands and dread the monotony of a typical classroom, so my goal as a teacher is to re-instill a love of learning through innovative teaching strategies and a fun, welcoming atmosphere.

My Project

It's my firm belief that you cannot get students to learn until you first get them to enjoy coming to your classroom. Some of that is accomplished by creating a welcoming environment. My students currently attend school in a building many decades old. We were supposed to be into a brand new school last year and were severely delayed due to Hurricane Harvey after our community was hit, construction was delayed, and recovery and cleanup were in full force. Our students are used to having second-hand and outdated, so I'd love for once, to be able to give them something new and special. Help me make my secondary ELA classroom their favorite classroom, and therefore, their most effective classroom!

With your help, I'd like to create an atmosphere that is both welcoming and enjoyable, is productivity-inspiring, and that is a safe space where my students feel confident expressing themselves and being vulnerable to making mistakes, especially after attending school so many years in a run down, outdated building.

Help me do this by providing flexible seating, such as wobble chairs, balance ball chairs, and comfy arm chairs to improve student productivity inspire creativity!

I'd like for it to be the place they like to hang out after school, build book love, and feel eager to come to for extra help!

Ms. Dittmar
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Christopher Knight Home 298853 Alyssa Arm Chair, Light Grey • Amazon Business $160.99 1 $160.99
Kore Pre-teen Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Home & School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 10-11 , Grade 5-6, Grey (18in) • Amazon Business $79.88 2 $159.76
HomyCasa Dining Chair Accent Chair Set of 2 for Living Room, Side Chair Guest Chair Velvet Fabric Ergonomic Padded Seat Armrest with Metal Legs Scandinavian Style Indoor Coffee Shop (Grey) • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.28 2 $32.56

Materials cost

$483.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$520.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.86

Total project goal

$612.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$612.41

5 Donors

-$302.00

Donations toward project cost

-$264.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.80

match offer

-$301.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$256.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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