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Ms. Dechesere from Durham NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Needed for a Sensible Class!

My students need lap desks, pillows, stack stools, balance ball chairs, fidget foot bands, and seat cushions to increase their focus on instruction.

  • $697 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I've learned from 20 years of teaching that creating an environment where children have choice seating is the best. There are so many children nowadays that have ADHD and sitting in a classroom chair all day does not work. Heck, it doesn't work for even the adults.

I'd like to create a flexible seating classroom.

It seems that children need to be able to sit in a variety of ways to learn better. Some like to stand, some like to sit on the floor, some need to wiggle and some like to keep their feet moving.

"Students feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their environment. Flexible seating allows students to choose where they work and with whom. It also allows them to change their location and positions as needed."

My Project

Flexible seating will all be used within my class for children with ADHD. It is proven that allowing students choice in their seating improves test scores, increases focusing ability, and decreases behavior concerns.

Some of the various seating needed are yoga balls for movement, stools for tables instead of hard chairs, seats with desks built in, wiggle seats for constant movers, fidget bands for desks so children can allow their feet to fidget, sensory pillows for children that need touch sensation, cushions for sitting at a low table.

All of the different types of seating have been used effectively in schools with children that have different concerns.

Ms. Dechesere
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $31.19 3 $93.57
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 $19.99 4 $79.96
ECR4Kids SitWell Adjustable Stool - Core Engagement / Active Sitting Stool with Adjustable Height, Grassy Green • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kids Floor Seats, 6-Pack-16 inch KinderCushion, Comfortable 2 inches thick Circles, Story Time Cushions for school or home, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $69.95 1 $69.95
Textured Pillows Set of 6 Each with a Different Sensorial Experience • Amazon Business $61.98 1 $61.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 3 $59.94
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 $51.06 1 $51.06
Kids Fidget Chair/Foot Bands for Sensory Classroom (10 Packs) -Ideal for Kids with ADHD ADD SPD Autism (Fidget Chair Band | 10 Pack | Blue) • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97

Materials cost

$514.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$40.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$592.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.52

Total project goal

$696.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$696.78

6 Donors

-$546.78

Donations toward project cost

-$464.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.02

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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