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Mrs. Hern from Greenville NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Makes My Kids Smile

Help me give my students flexible seating that will allow them to continue working while still having the option of choosing a different type of seating then the average chair!

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title I school that provides educational experiences to a diverse group of children. Our classroom is filled with different personalities and students who come from a variety of backgrounds. Each student, family, and the teachers that work with my students help make our classroom family!

My students strive to do their best every single day and strive to meet my high expectations each day.

My goal is to create an environment that will not build their self confidence, but also ensure their success in all academic areas within the classroom setting. For some students, school is the only place where they feel loved and safe. As their teacher, my job is to love and protect them by providing a safe and nurturing environment for them to grow and learn as individuals. I love providing them with new experiences on a daily basis.

My Project

In the past, I created a project, that was successfully funded, for different types of flexible seating. My students have really enjoyed using lap boards to sit in different areas around the classroom, exercise balls instead of regular seats at their desks, and one special chair that incorporates an exercise ball within a somewhat normal seat. Flexible seating allows the students to continue working, but have the option of sitting in something other than a regular chair. With this project, my students have really enjoyed taking turns using the seat that incorporates the exercise ball. They're able to roll around since the chair has wheels and they can still freely move and bounce on the seat part as well. Since we only have one seat like this in the classroom, the students have to take turns using it to be fair. With 22 students they only get to use the chair about once a month. Having more chairs like this special one will allow my students to sit in a comfortable seat and continue to work at their desk.

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Grey/Orange • Amazon Business $69.98 2 $139.96
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $55.98 2 $111.96
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Blue/Green • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98

Materials cost

$321.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$381.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.38

Total project goal

$449.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.22

7 Donors

-$424.22

Donations toward project cost

-$360.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.63

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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