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Mrs. Pieper from Marengo IA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for the Energetic English Classroom

My students need 5 standing desks, 5 tables, 2 Wobble chairs, and 6 balance balls.

  • $1,584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My junior high (and even high school) students are all about a fun and creative learning environment. We love to move around the room for classroom activities, but we also enjoy a good book at our desks.

We are an extremely small school district in an agricultural town located in Iowa.

Most of these students wake up early in the morning, even earlier than a majority of their teachers, to do farm chores with fellow family members. Even though they wake up early for morning duties, they still have time for their extra-curricular activities.

It amazes me at how much energy they still have throughout the day after everything they do in the morning and night before!

My Project

My students need choices and the ability to move around the classroom not only easily, but safely. Currently we have desk/chair combos that are not easy to move around to make groups, and some do not even provide a space for students to put their supplies; they are left on the floor for others to step on.

By having flexible seating like Wobble chairs and balance balls, students will be able to utilize stations, group work, learning centers, and even partner work.

With our current setup, it is not easy to move about the classroom or work in groups without having to sit on the floor or out in the hallway. Plus the current desks do not help those students who have energy to burn; flexible seating will allow them to move about the classroom easier and even have a place to put their supplies!

Mrs. Pieper
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture Mobile 24''W x 48''L Rectangular Grey Thermal Laminate Activity Table - Standard Height Adjustable Legs • Amazon Business $100.49 5 $502.45
VIVO Height Adjustable Multi-Purpose Mobile Podium Lectern and Ergonomic Standing Desk Station (CART-V03P) • Amazon Business $89.99 5 $449.95
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Pre-Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Green • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Pre-Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Purple • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $16.98 3 $50.94
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 $16.98 3 $50.94

Materials cost

$1,214.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$83.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,345.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$237.47

Total project goal

$1,583.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,583.12

1 Donor

-$1,583.12

Donations toward project cost

-$1,345.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$237.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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