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Ms. Carmichael -Steele from Bridgeport CT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating That Facilitates Learning

My students need flexible /alternative seating to address sensory needs.. along with sanitizer to keep students healthy and in school learning.

  • $578 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are curious, energetic seven and eight-year-olds that have the desire to learn. I have a class of ten ESL students, and four students receiving special education services.

My school is located in Bridgeport, Ct and many of the families income is below the poverty line.

99% of our students qualify for free lunch. Despite not having much, the families of my students are engaged and invested in their child's education. Due to limited resources of the families, it is often very difficult to ask parents to send school supplies and thus I usually buy student supplies.

I believe my students could learn more if they had a classroom that matched their sensory needs and concrete needs. In addition, there are many different student needs in the class and there are no paras.

I would love your help in helping my students reach their highest potential.

My Project

My students with learning differences and sensory needs will be able to choose flexible seating to learn at the highest potential. Each day students are sitting in hard metal chairs for each lesson. They get very little opportunity to move. Many times they exhibit negative behaviors just because they are required to sit upright so much of the day. Flexible/alternative seating will allow students choices and help students to sit in other areas of the class to write, read and complete assignments. I'm requesting Balance Ball Chairs, Wobble Cushions, Wobble Chairs, plastic stack stools, and clipboards. Materials can be stored n the Sterilite storage crates.

The Purell hand sanitizer will allow students to stay clean and healthy.

This will increase attendance and keep students in school.

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

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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 $16.98 7 $118.86
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 6 $101.94
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Pre-Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Green • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
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 $53.99 1 $53.99
Sterilite 16924306 Storage Crate, Blue Aquarium, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $41.92 1 $41.92
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz. • Staples Advantage $3.99 7 $27.93

Materials cost

$454.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$491.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.68

Total project goal

$577.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$577.88

2 Donors

-$577.88

Donations toward project cost

-$491.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.68

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$0.00

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