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Ms. Policky from Scottsbluff NE is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Options

Help me give my students some flexible seating options for our classroom including Flex-Space Wobble Cushions, yoga mats, chair bands, and more!

  • $259 goal

This project expired on June 26, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my classroom, I strive to culminate a positive learning experience with a strong sense of community.

I have a room full of 23 bright, kind, and loving little people.

These 2nd graders love to joke with me, never miss an opportunity to give their hugs, and are fearless when it comes to being themselves. I would love to give them the opportunity to become more collaborative and have a sense of comfort all day while they put their best foot forward toward their education.

My Project

Flexible seating in the classroom is a great way to give students choice. Students learn best when they have some control over their environment. With flexible seating, students are allowed to choose where they sit and often times with whom they sit with, but also gives them the opportunity to move their seat or location as needed. Flexible seating allows students to fidget and wiggle as needed, which will allow for less disruption and more engagement.

Students who are uncomfortable tend to become distracted and unproductive.

With flexible seating, they are able to find comfortable positions allowing them to become more calm, focused, and productive. Many flexible seating options also lend themselves to sense of touch for students, which can increase students' focus and information processing.

Lastly, I think students learn better when they have the ability to collaborate. Traditional desks isolate students or, at best, confine them to the same locations and the same seat partners. Flexible seating will help break up this isolation allowing students to work collaboratively in pairs, small groups, and even whole class.

Ms. Policky
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
AmazonBasics Yoga & Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Blue • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
AmazonBasics Yoga & Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Green • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Chair Bands (6-Pack) | Bounce, Kick, Fidget, Concentration, Therapy, and Sensory Bands - Relieves: Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Frustration, and Extra Energy | Helpful with Autism, ADHD, ADD, and SPD • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
AmazonBasics Yoga & Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Purple • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45

Materials cost

$176.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.80

Total project goal

$258.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.67

6 Donors

-$172.50

Donations toward project cost

-$147.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.12

match offer

-$85.30

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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