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Mrs. Beagle from Bridgewater VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Options for Wiggly Smarties

My students need options when choosing where they can best work and be engaged while learning. Wobble stools and balance balls will allow them to have some options while working at tables.

  • $529 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have 21 students who come into our kindergarten classroom full of energy and ready to learn each day! Our school consists of almost 550 students and opens it's doors each day to students in PreK through 5th grade.

This is a very active group and one that likes to be in constant motion.

They often get fidgety and restless, while sitting in hard, uncomfortable chairs, so I would like to be able to offer them flexible seating options to help them be more comfortable and increase focus. This will, in turn, help them be more engaged while learning! I give me students the choice of where to work while working independently, however, options are limited to uncomfortable, hard chairs or the floor. Research has shown that flexible seating offers many benefits to the learner, some of which include: physically comfortable, engaging, and increased concentration and focus.

Flexible seating options will also give students more choice while working independently, while also fostering responsibility when choosing a place to work as well as a sense of pride and accomplishment in choosing the way in which they learn best!

My Project

By donating to this project you can help to transform our classroom. I can't wait to see how the various flexible seating options can benefit our students. The options that this project will provide our students with are balance balls, wobble stools, scoop rockers, stools, and bouncy bands. Flexible seating will transform our classroom learning environment and benefit our students in many ways.

My hope is that our students will be empowered by the opportunity to have more choices, while also having a more learner-centered and more engaging classroom!

Students will benefit from increased focus, be more engaged, be more comfortable, thus allowing them to take responsibility for their learning by figuring out how they work and learn best. Flexible seating will also allow our most fidgety, moving and shaking students to still be moving while working, while not disrupting others around them. This, in turn, can help reduce behavior issues within our classroom. They will have flexible seating options while learning in small groups, independent work centers, and during quiet reading times.

Thank you for choosing to support our project! This opportunity allows our students to see the value of community support and what can happen when we all work together!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Red - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $59.80 2 $119.60
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $59.80 2 $119.60
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 $54.79 1 $54.79
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Coleman Stadium Seat • Amazon Business $9.06 2 $18.12
Bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Orange,13 inches/ 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc (Pink) • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29

Materials cost

$412.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$448.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.22

Total project goal

$528.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$528.15

10 Donors

-$338.15

Donations toward project cost

-$287.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.72

match offer

-$190.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$161.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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