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Ms. Lechner from Bay City MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating = Happy, Focused Kids!

Help me give my students a rug, lap desks, cushions and ball chairs for a comfortable and productive classroom!

  • $488 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders come to school every morning with high energy and a zest for learning!

My students are kind, cooperative kids who love to read and take pride in their learning.

I strive to create a safe environment where the kids can learn and grow together - where it is OK to make mistakes and we celebrate each other's successes.

My Project

I have seen a noticeable difference in my students' productivity when they are allowed to sit where they choose. During independent reading and math stations, I have found that my students are far more productive when they are able to take charge of their learning. One easy way to give them freedom while keeping them focused is to allow them to choose where to sit in the classroom.

Flexible seating means that I can meet the individual learning needs of my students.

Currently, my students love to sit in our classroom library, in little nooks below tables, or at the bench near the window. Some like the structure of sitting at their personal desks, while others enjoy spreading out and having a space all of their own on the floor. Some like to find a place where they can be completely alone and focus, while others work best when they have someone to quietly collaborate with. This project will allow me to create different work stations around the classroom, as well as give the kids freedom of choice while doing independent work.

Furthermore, the items that I chose for this project can be easily sanitized to promote a healthy learning environment. Not only are they comfortable for kids, I can quickly and easily wipe them down throughout the day in an effort to stop the spread of germs! I have seen how flexible seating can transform a classroom, and with your help I can start next school year with fresh and cozy areas for my kids to learn and grow!

Ms. Lechner
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mybecca Kids Rug ABC Puzzle Area Rug Educational Alphabet Letter & Numbers 8 x 11-Non Slip Gel Backing Size approximate: 7' feet 2" inch by 10' ft (7'2" X 10') • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Laptop Stand, Writing Table, Kids’ Travel-Friendly Tray, Flexible Collaborative Seating for Teens and Adults, One-Piece Desk, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
Factory Direct Partners SoftScape 15 inch Round Floor Cushions with Handles for Flexible Seating Classrooms, 2 inch Thick Deluxe Foam (6-Piece) - Contemporary • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
WALIKI Chair Ball with Feet for Kids 4 Pack | Alternative Classroom Seating Ball | 18"/45CM Color Mix • Amazon Business $59.98 1 $59.98
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
CIGI Fun Carpet Spots Markers for Classroom Floor - 5” Vibrant Nylon Sit Circle Spot Dots for Kids Preschool Kindergarten Teachers - Sitting Marker Color Dot Circles for Seating Rug Mats (30 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95

Materials cost

$378.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$414.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.16

Total project goal

$487.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$487.74

5 Donors

-$395.16

Donations toward project cost

-$335.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.27

Matching donations from our partners

-$92.58

Match offers toward project cost

-$78.69

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.89

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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