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Mrs. Pocaterra from Odessa TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating For My 5th Graders

Help me give my students some stools to use as flexible seating in the classroom.

  • $693 goal

This project expired on February 10, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach bilingual students in a Title I school, in a high poverty school district. My students love to move around the classroom and experience different corners I have for them to go work whenever they work on stations, in projects, and with partners.

When students are able to do this, they can find the perfect spot in the classroom to be able to concentrate and be comfortable while learning.

When students are able to do this, behavior in the classroom improves.

My Project

I would love to have enough wobbly chairs, yoga balls, and cushion seats for my students to use during the day. I really think students need to be able to choose where to seat and have some movement when they are working in the classroom.

Providing flexible seating to my students will help reduce stress, provide higher ability to concentrate and improve memory retention, and it will help students focus on the activity they are working on.

Physical activity is needed to have a higher academic achievement, better health, and better behavior; and we can give them this by providing flexible seating.

Mrs. Pocaterra
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hokki Stool 18" Orange • Kaplan Early Learning Company $107.06 1 $107.06
Hokki Stool 18" Black • Kaplan Early Learning Company $107.06 1 $107.06
Hokki Stool 18" Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $107.06 1 $107.06
Hokki Stool 18" Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $107.06 1 $107.06
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Gray) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$550.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$588.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.84

Total project goal

$692.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$692.25

1 Donor

-$692.25

Donations toward project cost

-$588.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.84

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$0.00

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