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Mrs. Lyon Duke from Roxbury VT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating: Fun and Engaging Learning Environment

My students need some new seating options for our second year using flexible seating. They are growing bigger and some have outgrown the choices I own at this time.

  • $438 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach at a tiny rural Title I school in a very small town in Vermont. The classrooms are all multi-age, and the staff is very few. We only have a principal two days a week, and a nurse one day a week! Many things beyond their control have impacted their learning successes.

The students are creative, fun and struggling with focusing on core academic areas.

They enjoy learning, but often social and emotional needs directly impact their academic success. The kiddos are like brothers and sisters in this tiny school!

My Project

I would love to receive the materials chosen to create an engaging learning environment for my students. I have many special needs students and trauma-affected students that struggle with focus and attention.

The best thing I see in my classroom is when students have chosen their seat for the day and are engaged in reading alone or with a partner, writing stories, and collaborating with others.

Just like adults, students know how they learn best - when I read at home, I don't want to sit at a desk, I want to be comfortable so all of my attention is on the process of reading. Same with my students!! It truly makes my classroom warm and inviting to offer them choices in seating.

Since we already have a futon (their favorite learning space!) I am requesting a cover for the futon to keep it clean and comfy. My students love folding Bungee Web Chairs because they allow the students to bounce a little without distracting others; movement is a must for some of my kiddos! They also love when a teacher chair is open for use, so I figured a couple student sized office chairs would be a hit. The metal stack stools would be used during small groups at our teacher-directed table during math, reading and writing.

Mrs. Lyon Duke
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
REDCAMP Folding Bungee Web Chair for Teens Kids Adults, 31x31.5x31.5 inches, White & Turquoise • Amazon Business $62.95 2 $125.90
GreenForest Children Student Chair, Low-Back Armless Adjustable Swivel Ergonomic Home Office Student Computer Desk Chair, Hollow Star Turquoise • Amazon Business $41.99 2 $83.98
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $51.21 1 $51.21
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Turkis), 65cm) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Aneil Sofa Bed Cover Futon Slipcover Solid Color Full Folding Elastic Armless 80 x 50 in (Gray) • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
(Set of 10) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands ,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by ,Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88

Materials cost

$336.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$371.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.65

Total project goal

$437.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$437.64

4 Donors

-$340.58

Donations toward project cost

-$308.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.34

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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