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Mrs. Alyson Manion from Baltimore MD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for the Win!

Help me give my students flexible seating (bean bag chairs, stability balls with chair bases, and a saucer chair) for the classroom!

  • $297 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 14-20-year-old high school students with a variety of backgrounds in culture, education and home life. My students are focusing their time in school on preparing for college and careers while also balancing life outside of school and that can range from working to taking care of siblings. We work with our students to help them not only be prepared for life after high school but to be productive citizens in their communities.

My students are motivated and bright!

All of my students participate in technology education and we include becoming productive citizen as part of their whole education. We also coach them in literacy and math to ensure they can be competitive with students from across the country.

Most of my students are looking forward to making it to graduation and finding their way in life. They are bright, motivated and trying not to be bogged down by challenges they face but rather face and conquer those challenges head on.

My Project

There are a lot of great reasons why flexible seating is so important for students. I believe this options will further enhance my students classroom experience and along with that students will have the ability to choose, have greater community, freedom of movement, be more comfortable and more easily collaborate.

Research has shown that flexible seating is beneficial and effective for students of all ages!

I believe that having the choice of how they sit will help them to be better engaged and learn more effectively. Physical activity is directly linked to higher academic performance and that is what I want for my students.

Many flexible seating options stimulate students' sense of touch. This type of stimulation can help students focus and process information.

Mrs. Alyson Manion
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GYMBOPRO Exercise Ball (55-75cm) Heavy Duty Stability Ball Chair Anti Burst Birthing Ball with Quick Pump for Fitness, Balance, Pilates & Yoga • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair, Purple • Amazon Business $34.97 1 $34.97
GYMBOPRO Exercise Ball (55-75cm) Heavy Duty Stability Ball Chair Anti Burst Birthing Ball with Quick Pump for Fitness, Balance, Pilates & Yoga • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Big Joe 0630252 Lavender Polka Dot Classic Bean Bag Chair, Lavendar with White • Amazon Business $31.58 1 $31.58
Big Joe 0630251 Candy Pink Polka Dot Classic Bean Bag Chair, White • Amazon Business $30.08 1 $30.08
GYMBOPRO Exercise Ball (55-75cm) Heavy Duty Stability Ball Chair Anti Burst Birthing Ball with Quick Pump for Fitness, Balance, Pilates & Yoga • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$206.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$252.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.48

Total project goal

$296.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$296.53

3 Donors

-$293.30

Donations toward project cost

-$252.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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