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Ms. Messerschmitt from Oceanside CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Is Flexible Learning!

My students need bouncy balls, floor cushions, and flexible seating options to keep their minds and bodies engaged throughout the day.

  • $649 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are lively, energetic, and come ready and excited to learn. The students in our school are respectful, kind, and work as a team.

As a first grade teacher moving to second, I am excited about the opportunity to give my students flexible options, autonomy and choice.

We have a very high performing school with inspiring teachers and staff. However, our financial budget is very limited. Encouraging movement and flexibility in the classroom will empower my students to grow and thrive.

My Project

Six and seven year old students thrive on movement and choice. Developmentally, children have a need for movement. Flexible seating including floor cushions, bouncy balls to sit in, and floor chairs will allow my students the opportunity to change positions throughout the day, as opposed to sitting in standard student chairs. This, in turn, will give them autonomy, choice, and empowerment.

As a teacher with an alternative seating classroom, I will have the opportunity to put students in small groups, work as teams, and engage their minds as they move positions throughout the day.

It will be easier for them to collaborate and work together. Flexible seating will also give them the opportunity to explore and discover their best learning environment.

Ms. Messerschmitt
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 8 $199.92
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 3 $75.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $25.00 3 $75.00
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $25.50 2 $51.00

Materials cost

$470.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$551.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.25

Total project goal

$648.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$648.32

4 Donors

-$648.32

Donations toward project cost

-$551.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.25

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$0.00

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