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Mrs. Mizell from Omaha NE is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Today's Students of Tomorrow's Future

My students need materials for a new flexible seating option in their therapy room. Flexible seating takes students out of traditional desks and gives them choices when it comes to where and how to learn.

  • $713 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are as beautifully diverse as the fish in the sea. Every day, I have the pleasure of working with students from every walk of life imaginable. As a speech-language pathologist in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. For this reason, I feel it is my responsibility to make them feel safe, appreciated, and important.

It is my goal as an urban public school speech-language pathologist to foster and grow compassionate, confident, and intelligent humans who will bring greatness to the world.

I believe in their potential to achieve anything they set their minds to and I want to provide them with resources that prepare them for their bright futures. In order to do that, I need your help!

My students love to move, utilize technology, and vocalize their opinions. In order to motivate and inspire them, I need to provide them with adequate materials to grow. These students are the future. It is our job to make the future great.

My Project

Flexible seating is a choice provided to students that allows them to work around the room comfortably and focused. A classroom with flexible seating looks far from traditional. It offers students other options besides traditional desks. Basically, it accommodates and differentiates for all types of students.

Flexible seating has been proven to increase motivation and engagement in classrooms and it is my belief that it will greatly benefit my diverse group of students!

Some of the immediate benefits of flexible seating include burning more calories, using up excess energy, improving metabolism, increased motivation and engagement, creating a better oxygen flow to the brain, and improving core strength and overall posture. It's no surprise that physical activity is linked to higher academic performance, better health, and improved behavior. In fact, a paper by Matthew T. Mahar, finds that:

"Simple in-class activities can boost performance. Studies suggest that children who participate in short bouts of physical activity within the classroom have more on-task behavior, with the best improvement seen in students who are least on-task initially."

Thank you so much for considering my project! It is my belief that it will greatly benefit my students in the coming years!

Mrs. Mizell
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 4 $199.96
LC555BU - Flex-Space Giant Comfy Pillow - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
CNDT Adjustable Standing Laptop Desk Stand Table Portable Aluminum Lap Riser Holder with Dual-cooling Fans for Bed Couch Sofa (Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
nuLOOM Traditional Distressed Foggy Medallion Blue Area Rugs, 5' 3", Blue • Amazon Business $53.62 1 $53.62
Adjustable and Portable Computer Laptop Stand/Desk with Mouse Pad, Ergonomic Design for Improved Posture, Strong Aluminum Legs and Tray Supports and Cools Your Notebook/MacBook • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98

Materials cost

$535.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$605.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.88

Total project goal

$712.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$712.55

4 Donors

-$578.73

Donations toward project cost

-$499.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.31

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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