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Ms. Mikesell from Woodhaven MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating: OH! The Places They Will Go!

My students need flexible seating to focus, feel in control, and improve overall learning!

  • $426 goal

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My Students

First grade is a time for learning and discovery. My students are active and always on the go. Imagine wanting to be able to sit on the floor, or in a beanbag, or somewhere other than a traditional desk, but having no other options. These active kids need that option to allow them to focus on what is important.

My students need choice.

They are an ACTIVE bunch, where traditional desks don't allow them to get to their full potential. As a teacher of students who love to be up and moving, I know this is the best opportunity for them to make their learning improve.

My Project

Flexible seating will be ideal for students who seem to always want to do their own thing and be able to make a choice, also known as the opposite of what the teacher tells them. Sit at the carpet, but I want to sit at my desk. Sit at your desk, but I want to sit on the floor. Incorporating flexible seating will allow for students to make the choice themselves.

Giving students the freedom to choose allows them to be in control and have freedom within the classroom!

Flexible seating will make a huge difference in learning because they will have the freedom to sit, stand, or even lay down. They will be able to improve their focus, and their learning. Students are the number one priority and giving them the option to choose will allow them to focus on another one of my priorities, their learning!

I have requested beanbags, Big Joe chairs, a small picnic table and more so that students are able find what’s most comfortable for them. The clipboards are for students who decide a table or desk may not be for them. This allows for choice throughout. Other great items for the student include yoga mats where my students can sit or lay and cushiony spots to make sitting on the floor more comfortable. This will overall improve learning and school life because they will be able to do what’s most comfortable for them and allowing them to focus on more important things. Students spend most of their time at school and in the classroom, let’s make it possible and comfortable for them!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Bean Bag | Large Bean Bag | Toy Storage | Children's Chair Cover | Soft Toy Bag | Kids Toys Organizer | Bean Bag Cover | Comfy Chair Comfortable Seating for Kids Blue Wave Stripes • Amazon Business $21.99 4 $87.96
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $29.88 2 $59.76
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Inflatable Balance Ball Desk Chair With Stability Legs - Flexible Classroom Seating, Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business $14.20 4 $56.80
Lifetime 280094 Kid's Picnic Table • Amazon Business $48.23 1 $48.23
Yes4All PVC Yoga Mat / Exercise Yoga Mat for Pilates, Workout, Travel – Non Slip Yoga Mat / Yoga Floor Mat (3mm, Blue) • Amazon Business $8.40 4 $33.60
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98

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