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Ms. DeVito from Tampa FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Phenomenal Readers!

My students need a variety of flexible seating choices that can be moved around the classroom and used in different settings. Balance balls, carpet squares, wobble chairs and wobble cushions help all learners stay focused.

  • $550 goal

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My Students

My 5th Grade Language Arts classroom is a place to explore, learn and infinitely grow a love for reading. This quote serves as our classroom mantra.

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." by Fredrick Douglas

My classroom is very unique to other 5th grade classrooms in Tampa, Florida. Our school has a large military population (American students and students from other countries). We also have special program (CABS- Communication, Academics, Behavior and Social Skills) to help students with autism work and succeed within the regular education classroom. More than half of my students have parents in the military or are on the Autism Spectrum.

Each student in my classroom has different reading needs. My students strive to reach goals and become the best readers possible! As their teacher, and biggest cheerleader, I want to provide an optimal environment for reading and learning.

My Project

My classroom is in need of different options for flexible seating. During independent work time, students have the ability to move to a spot in the classroom where they feel they can do their best work. Unfortunately, due to the size of our classroom and lack of current seating options, their choices are limited to a desk and chair or a small class carpet.

Students are in charge and create THEIR optimal learning environment with flexible seating.

Flexible seating will help my students take charge of where they sit during independent practice time. Although this may seem simple, the mere choice of what to sit on, and where to sit, gives students ownership of their work while increasing motivation and engagement. My main focus each day is the success of my students. Flexible seating will give my diverse group of learners different options in our classroom.

Ms. DeVito
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joy Carpets Kid Essentials Misc Solid Color Joy In A Box 24 Carpet Square Set Area Rug, Multicolored, 16" x 16" • Amazon Business $126.79 1 $126.79
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for all ages, Toddler thru Pre-Teen; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Green - Junior (16in) • Amazon Business $71.95 1 $71.95
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 $54.79 1 $54.79
balance ball with Resistance Bands & Pump balance trainer, • Amazon Business $51.99 1 $51.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96

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