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Mrs. Bembenek from Plainfield IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Second Grade

My students need alternative seating options including yoga mats, wobble cushions, bean bag seats, portable reclining chairs, wobble chairs, and balance balls to provide the most effective and comfortable learning environment possible!

  • $544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you ever have a difficult time sitting in the same desk, in the same classroom, day after day as a child? For many of my 2nd Grade students, it can be extremely difficult for them to remain focused when being given an assigned work space to sit in each day.

Each year, there are additional students within my school being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and autism.

For these students (as well as all other students), being able to choose a space to work in can provide motivation.

The children at my school love learning, although the environment in which they learn best may vary greatly. I want to incorporate alternative seating in my classroom to ensure each student has a comfortable place to work where optimal learning can take place! With the help of amazing donors I will be able to provide that opportunity for my students as soon as next school year begins!

My Project

To incorporate flexible seating in my classroom I am hoping to provide my students with many items that will allow them to work on the floor, while standing, or while seated at a table or desk top. Wobble cushions will allow students some movement while sitting on the floor, while a wobble chair can allow them to move while in a seated position. Yoga mats can provide another option for sitting on the floor, and balance balls will provide an option to work at a table or desk.

Flexible seating can increase students' attention spans and make them more actively engaged in the classroom.

Allowing students to choose where they would like to work within the classroom helps them become independent and motivated learners as well.

Mrs. Bembenek
Grades PreK-2

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Flaming Red • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
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! - Orange - Kids, 14" • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
ONIVA - a Picnic Time brand Picnic Time Portable Recreation Reclining Oniva Seat, Light Blue • Amazon Business $32.99 2 $65.98
AppleRound Air Stability Wobble Cushion, Purple, 35cm/14in Diameter, Balance Disc, Pump Included • Amazon Business $12.90 4 $51.60
Home-it Adjustable Bed Risers or Furniture Riser bed lifts in Heights of 8, 5 or 3 Inches Heavy Duty Set of 4 bed riser • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Grey • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96

Materials cost

$425.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.47

Total project goal

$543.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.16

2 Donors

-$472.94

Donations toward project cost

-$461.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$70.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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