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Ms. Hughes from Fredericksburg VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating Raises Student Engagement

My students need a variety of options for seating during instructional and play activities.

  • $507 goal

This project expired on November 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom consists of 8 awesome students who are 3 and 4 years old. They come from a variety of backgrounds and all fall on the Autism Spectrum. My students are learning how to communicate effectively, interact with peers and prepare for kindergarten all while trying to maintain focus during each activity.

My students work hard each and everyday to overcome obstacles that have been placed in their way.

Each student displays a different level of need and ability. We work to allow every student an opportunity to learn the best way they can. Every student in my classroom would benefit from flexible seating as the school environment truly shapes a child's ability to learn and grow.

My Project

By funding this project, students will have the opportunity to use the stretch bands to keep their feet busy while learning to sit at the table to eat, sit in a chair and read in the library, or sit on wobble seats during large group instruction. The rug and pillows will allow for comfort when seated for work. The yoga mats will provide a sensory seat for students when sitting on the floor. My students have a hard time focusing and staying engaged during instructional activities in the classroom. They require frequent breaks and need to constantly move around the classroom. Flexible seating allows students to be comfortable and remain focused which improves academic performance

Through flexible seating students develop the ability to problem solve, be flexible, be creative, collaborate with peers and reflect on their own learning needs.

With these Wobble cushions, students will become more engaged and motivated in academics which will improve student behavior. Students will also burn extra energy, improve core strength and posture and increase oxygen flow to the brain.

The goal in our classroom is to give every child the opportunity to learn and succeed through whatever means possible. With these flexible seating options they will have the opportunity to overcome barriers placed in their way!

Ms. Hughes
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Grey • Amazon Business $10.67 8 $85.36
Melissa & Doug Child's Armchair - Denim Children's Furniture • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Carvapet Luxury Soft Faux Sheepskin Fur Area Rugs for Bedside Floor Mat Plush Sofa Cover Seat Pad for Bedroom, 2.3ft x 5ft,Grey • Amazon Business $39.89 1 $39.89
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy For Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | For ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.85 3 $38.55
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Purple) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Faux Shaggy Fur Square Throw Pillow Cover (Just Cases without Pillow Insert) 18"x 18" Fuzzy Cushion Case Pack of 2, Super Silky Soft Cozy Fluffy Plush Cushion Case, Solid Beige Color • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$394.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$430.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.99

Total project goal

$506.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$506.61

3 Donors

-$480.53

Donations toward project cost

-$409.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.16

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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