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Ms. Eynon from Buffalo NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Options for Special Needs

Help me give my students new tables and chairs to be flexible in their learning needs.

  • $1,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students thrive on flexibility and love their space, given choices where to complete a task or assignment usually brings greater successes. They are an energetic, yet focused group of 8th-grade students who are classified as autistic.

Most of my students live in a high-poverty area and some are even personally affected by poverty at home.

I can't control what happens at home, but I can provide them with a safe and welcoming learning environment when they come to school. It is important that my students are comfortable and able to focus on learning during the 6+ hours they are with me.

In addition, my students are at all different stages of growth, they are all different sizes which makes their one size fits all desk uncomfortable for most all day long. Allowing options for flexible seating with room to spread out materials would be helpful.

My Project

Flexible seating is important in schools and learning communities especially in a special needs classroom wherre most of the students are autistic. This allows them to choose a space and seating arrangement that works well for their particular needs. Currently, my students will take turns working at the one round table in the room and take turns on the stability balls I do have in class. I find that they need the extra space so as not to feel crowded when they are working. When they are given an option of work space, completion and accuracy go up.

My students are more engaged in their work and even work cooperatively with each other with more success when they are given a choice of where to work.

The chairs and tables I have chosen will help my students and support their different learning styles by giving them additional seating options so they can be set for success. The use of tables instead of desks not only encourages cooperative learning but it also allows for addition learning space and less of a confined to your desk feeling. The stability ball chairs will be extremely useful for my students who want to learn but are unable to stay still.

I have already seen how choice positively affects my students and their ability to learn. I know the additional tables and stool options will only make this more prevalent and they will reach the stars.

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Ms. Eynon
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 6 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHAIR ZENERGY BALL CRIMSON SAF4750CI • School Specialty $137.87 2 $275.74
TABLE - CLASSROOM SELECT APOLLO ACTIVITY ROUND 48 - BLACK LOCK EDGE/UPPER LEG - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $229.57 1 $229.57
TABLE - CLASSROOM SELECT APOLLO ACTIVITY ROUND 48 - BLACK LOCK EDGE/UPPER LEG - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $229.57 1 $229.57
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
ROYAL BLUE (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
GRAY NEBULA (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$734.88

Vendor shipping charges

$73.49

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$849.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.89

Total project goal

$999.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$999.28

8 Donors

-$800.39

Donations toward project cost

-$764.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$98.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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