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Mrs. Fernkes from Surprise AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Leads to Better Learning

My students need balance ball seats, wobble chairs, and soft seats as flexible seating options to help them stay engaged throughout the day;

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In our classroom we focus on building a positive community. The students know that having good character is equally as important as academics because the two go hand in hand. We know that if we work hard we will be successful. We read a lot, we track our progress and growth and we work on being kind to one another.

In my classroom, I focus on the individual needs of every students and focus hard on having a growth mindset.

Knowing that if we make mistakes it means we are trying. This is something that I hope I can instill in each one of my students.

My Project

I teach a group of energetic 3rd graders. In my past 5 years of teaching I noticed that when given flexible seating options, students engage in lessons, learn better and are excited to come to school. Sitting in a chair at a desk for long periods of time can be tiresome for 8 and 9 year-olds. This year I would like to implement more flexible seating options in my third grade classroom. I've noticed that my some of my students are more comfortable working on the floor. I will use the soft seats to use at a table that is low to the ground. Students will be able to choose to sit at this table to complete their work. Some students need to move around in order to focus. The wobbly chairs and balance balls will help these students have a place to sit that helps keep them engaged in learning.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WC714 - Flex-Space Wobble Chair - 14" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
DD380X - Calming Colors® Soft Seats - Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $47.99 2 $95.98
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$285.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.12

Total project goal

$400.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.79

4 Donors

-$190.26

Donations toward project cost

-$161.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.54

Matching donations from our partners

-$210.53

Match offers toward project cost

-$178.95

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.58

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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