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Mrs. Smith from Worcester MA is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Sharp Minds!

Help me give my students flexible seating to assist in their social-emotional learning!

  • $1,437 goal

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My Students

My special education students are divided into 2 groups; students with cognitive disabilities and students with social-emotional disabilities. Each of these groups needs to be taught in an explicit, hands-on, collaborative environment in order to develop their social skills and meet their academic needs.

Teachers in the Worcester Public Schools have been encouraged to focus on social-emotional learning, which includes helping our students develop skills in:

1.) Self-Regulation

2.) Social Awareness

3.) Responsible Decision Making

4.) Relationship Skills

5.) Self-Awareness

My Project

By creating flexible seating to simulate the dynamic work environment, students will learn while being comfortable and safe in the classroom. Students will learn therapeutic strategies to take on the perspective of others, establish and maintain healthy relationships, and make positive and appropriate choices involving their social interactions and personal behavior in the real world. My hopes will be for students to find the independence necessary to achieve success and make a social impact in the workplace and beyond.

My proposed seating plan aims to simulate a dynamic workplace while teaching students to develop social-emotional skills necessary for future employment.

Physical activity has been closely linked to improving the depression and anxiety symptoms which prevent our students from thriving in the general education environment. In addition, according to the Center for Disease Control, data from 2015-2016 shows that nearly 1 in 5 school-age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States have obesity. Students will design model work environments for the future in order to create healthier workplaces.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Lenox Fuf Foam Filled Bean Bag, Extra Extra Large, Black - 1655 • Amazon Business $201.13 1 $201.13
ECR4Kids The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Black (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Flash Furniture HERCULES Series 440 lb. Capacity Kid's Black Ergonomic Shell Stack Chair with Black Frame and 14" Seat Height • Amazon Business $25.36 6 $152.16
Shubhlaxmifashion Mandala Floor Pillow Cushion Seating Throw Cover Hippie Decorative Bohemian Ottoman Poufs, Pom Pom Pillow Cases,Boho Indian (32 Inches, Black and White) • Amazon Business $10.49 10 $104.90
AceLife Stadium Seat Portable Reclining Bleacher Chair with Cup Holder and Phone Pocket - Set of 2, Black • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Charcoal - Fits Up to 13.3 Inch Laptops - Style No. 43105 • Amazon Business $9.99 10 $99.90
DOEWORKS Side Table, Adjustable Laptop Stand Portable Cart Tray Side Table, Black Studying Desk • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Turkis) • Amazon Business $17.99 5 $89.95
Whitmor Storage Cubes - Stackable Interlocking Wire Shelves - Black (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $23.49 3 $70.47
Trideer Ball Chair Exercise Stability Yoga Ball with Base for Home and Office Desk, Ball Seat, Flexible Seating with Ring & Pump, Improves Balance, Back Pain, Core Strength & PostureBall with Ring • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99

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