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Ms. Garcia from Salem OR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Second Graders

Help me give my students a more comfortable space. We all learn in different positions. I think it is important to give students a choice.

  • $537 goal

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My Students

The students in second grade are kind, eager, joyful, and come from all walks of life. In our classroom we work hard with what we have. We are creative and playful ;however, we do come from a low income community, we go to a Title 1, we all qualify for free lunch. We come from backgrounds with trauma and other hardships. But, we work hard to overcome our barriers to be successful learners because we know together we will grow.

My Project

Choice and comfortably is really important. As a first year teacher their are many things you learn throughout the year. One thing I noticed was when my student had an option to sit in their chair or the carpet they were more engaged because they had a sense of ownership over their learning. They found that space where they felt comfortable and ready to learn.This made me invest from my own pocket to purchase one wobble chair, a medicine ball and pillows to sit on. They were so excited to have these new classroom options.

The disappointing thing about doing that was seeing how limited we were on the the seating options.

More than one student needed the wobble chair or medicine ball. I saw students who had a hard time focusing were focusing longer. Student who have behavior needs strived with a seating choice. We started taking turns but it wasn't enough. We needed for more seating options.

In second grade the students have wiggly bodies that need to move. I want to grow that choice and comfortably by adding a few more seating options.

Ms. Garcia
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC766GA FlexSpace Premium Wobble Chair 16 Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 4 $359.96
LC528BU FlexSpace Balance Ball Seat 17 Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97

Materials cost

$419.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$456.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.51

Total project goal

$536.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.74

6 Donors

-$355.87

Donations toward project cost

-$302.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.38

Matching donations from our partners

-$180.87

Match offers toward project cost

-$153.74

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.13

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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