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Mrs. Sheridan from Valencia CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Leads to Flexible Minds!

My students need flexible seating options in the classroom for independent work. Bean bags, lap desks, and desk storage space better facilitates community, collaboration, and learning in the classroom!

  • $645 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First grade is an exciting adventure! My twenty-eight students are creative, thoughtful, and full of wiggles! Rising to the challenge, their curious minds love active and engaging hands-on projects.

My students THRIVE in a learning environment where they collaborate with others and feel a sense of community.

Six and seven-year-olds need flexibility in the classroom to promote flexible problem solving and community learning.

These little scholars come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically. I feel a profound sense of gratitude in teaching such a special group of students who are a daily reminder of all that is good in this world.

My Project

Flexible seating encourages students to find the best spot in order to stay calm, focused, and productive. Flexible seating also allows the children to wobble, rock, bounce, lean, or stand which increases both oxygen and blood flow to the brain. Physical activity is linked to higher academic performance, better health, and improved behavior.

Bean bags, stools, and portable desks build a family environment which helps students view school as a safe and comfortable space for taking risks while still feeling like a home away from home.

By funding this project you will promote students who value COMMUNITY and COLLABORATION by creating an environment where such learning thrives.

In conclusion, Students feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their environment. Flexible seating allows students to choose where and with whom they can work while giving them the choice to change their location and positions as needed.Please consider helping fund this flexible seating dream!

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NNEWVANTE Lap Desk for kids with Storage Portable Children's Table for Homework or Reading Breakfast Bed Tray Child Art Plastic Stackable Table, Pack of 2 : Blue and Light Green • Amazon Business $32.00 4 $128.00
Storex Book Bin with Label Holder, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7 Inches, Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (70110U06C) • Amazon Business $24.99 5 $124.95
Stuffed Animal Bean Bag | Stuffed Animal Storage or Sack | Bean Bag Stuffed Animal Storage | Organization Stuffed Animal Premium Cotton Canvas Organizer Box for Kids Toys Household Supplies 38" • Amazon Business $18.99 4 $75.96
Sterilite 17234812 Plastic Pencil Box, Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $12.92 5 $64.60
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $50.54 1 $50.54
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $23.61 1 $23.61

Materials cost

$467.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$42.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$547.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.61

Total project goal

$644.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$644.07

13 Donors

-$459.72

Donations toward project cost

-$398.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.01

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.35

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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