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Ms. Polk from Gaithersburg MD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating in First Grade

My students need flexible seating options to provide them the opportunity to choose where and how they work best.

  • $572 goal

This project expired on September 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a great group of first graders who love learning. Many of them speak another language at home and the majority receive free or reduced lunch. They are a kind and compassionate group of hard workers who come to school everyday ready to do their best.

They are observant, LOVE to read and enjoy helping and encouraging each other.

They are learning to be independent and believe in their own abilities. They are a diverse group of learners and my goal is to provide them with a caring and accepting classroom environment where they feel safe to take risks and learn from their mistakes.

Our class motto is "Never Give Up!"

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. When students are working independently they may choose a location in the classroom that works best for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at their desks, different tables, or on the carpet or carpet squares with a clip board. Students have a greater motivation to work when they are comfortable. I have noticed a significant difference in my students ability to work independently when they make the decision on where they work best. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools will allow students who need to wiggle and move an opportunity to do just that while still staying in one spot. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. They can also be used as an alternative chair if needed! The stability balls will allow for additional comfortable seating options that will allow students to move in a safe and controlled way.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Ms. Polk
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $63.95 6 $383.70
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, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96

Materials cost

$423.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.66

Total project goal

$571.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.09

7 Donors

-$483.42

Donations toward project cost

-$429.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.00

match offer

-$65.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$56.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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