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Ms. Piegaro from Brandon FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating in First Grade

My students need flexible seating choices to help them improve their attention and focus, thereby helping them be successful in school.

  • $685 goal

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My Students

First grade is awesome! I teach a group of 18 - 20 first graders in Title 1 school. Their curiosity and willingness to work hard to achieve their goals is inspiring. I instill a growth mindset that reminds them when the task is difficult, they just can't do it "YET".

Having a growth mindset helps my students to focus on what they can do right now.

It also teaches them that you won't always understand things the first time and sometimes, you really need to work at it.

My Project

There's a lot of talk about flexible seating and how it can be used in a classroom. First graders are little people in constant motion and with short attention spans. Asking them to sit in one spot all day is next to impossible. This past school year I started to incorporate choice of seating in my classroom and I saw a change right from the start. All of a sudden my students were eager to write because they could choose a spot and seat type that best helps them learn. It was amazing to see how focused they can be when given a simple choice of where and how to get their work complete.

THE NEXT STEP...I would like to incorporate more kinds of seating into my classroom.

Bouncy bands that attach to leg chairs for my students that need to move in order to concentrate, sit discs for students who want to work at low tables or on the carpet with a clipboard, and portable lap desks where students can move to a quiet spot and and still have a seat and table. It's amazing how much small changes can make in a classroom. Students that are able to move, find a type of seat and a comfortable place to work that meets their needs are given the best opportunity to be successful in school.

I hope you will consider funding this very important project!

Ms. Piegaro
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Green • Amazon Business $46.81 4 $187.24
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair, Navy, 29"X32"X22" • Amazon Business $39.98 2 $79.96
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $18.99 4 $75.96
Bouncy Bands for Elementary School Chair (Blue) • Amazon Business $13.95 4 $55.80
Pearington Kids Classroom & Home Steel Stacking Stool, Multi-Color (Pack 5) • Amazon Business $44.90 1 $44.90

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