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Mrs. Almanza from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Options to Optimize Engagement and Learning!

My students need flexible seating furniture in order to create a learning environment that will meet the needs of every student!

  • $1,086 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My future 2nd graders need flexible seating!

Creating a safe classroom community throughout the school year is important to become a community of young people who take risks to learn! Our classroom is home to 25 second graders, most of whom come from bilingual and immigrant households.

In an underfunded school district, we would greatly appreciate resources to continue our learning! Since the revolution of flexible seating, students have been motivated to choose their just right seat each day. Our more than 11 years old desks and chairs provide no motivation for learning. They will enjoy sitting on yoga balls, stools and using tables rather than desks. They love technology and use iPads daily. I am writing this to reward them by providing flexible seating, if my students are happy and comfortable, everything will fall into place for them at school.

My Project

My students need flexible seating options such as wobble chairs, comfy floor seats, and balance ball seats. By having alternative seating options in my classroom, students are able to choose which space works best for them to learn. Giving students this freedom to choose their own learning space not only increases student engagement and focus, but also teaches students responsibility and gives them opportunities to make good choices.

By donating, you will give my students the opportunity to choose the work space that best allows them to learn.

This floor work space will give students a seating option that allows them to be comfortable and focused in order to produce their best work.

Mrs. Almanza
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR124BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
CR124RD - Wobble Chair - Red - 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
CR124GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 4 $79.96
LC528GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 4 $79.96

Materials cost

$879.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$923.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$162.88

Total project goal

$1,085.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,085.88

6 Donors

-$1,072.68

Donations toward project cost

-$912.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$160.30

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.71

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$0.00

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