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Mrs. Monsen from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Special Needs Students

My students need flexible seating options to help them focus in class.

  • $548 goal

This project expired on February 10, 2017.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an incredibly diverse, urban school where families struggle to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. Our classroom is comprised of 30 students in the Seventh and Eighth grade who come from more than 17 countries with more than 10 different first languages spoken, and 78% of our students are entitled to free lunches. Additionally, all of my students have special needs. Despite all these challenges, my students still show up with a smile each day.

My Project

Many of my students have ADHD or Autism, which makes it difficult for them to sit and pay attention in class. They benefit from being able to move around while working and these special seating options, balance ball chair and stack stools, will provide that movement, without distracting their classmates.

I feel that students appreciate when their needs are recognized.

My students will see that they don't have to sit still in class. They will also be able to focus their energy on the small movement these chairs provide, while being able to focus more on their academics. While this isn't the typical seating we expect to see in a classroom, it is the best way to accommodate the unique needs of these kids.

Mrs. Monsen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, Cool Grey • Amazon Business $61.13 5 $305.65
Bintiva round balance disc purple 33cm • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $48.17 1 $48.17

Materials cost

$428.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$465.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.09

Total project goal

$547.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$547.29

1 Donor

-$547.29

Donations toward project cost

-$465.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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