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  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Clark
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Flexible Seating That Rocks!

My students need more flexible seating options, like active learning stools, balance ball chairs, and bouncy bands, in order to learn the best way that suits them.

My Students

As a teacher of students that come from mainly low-income/high poverty households, I see that my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I do my best to make my classroom a safe and inviting place where students have the opportunity to have meaningful learning experiences.

My students strive to do their very best, and at the end of each day, that is all I want for them.

From the first day they walk into my classroom, I focus on their potential and the growth they can achieve with me. I may not be able to control what happens at home, but I can definitely control their experiences during the school day. By doing this in an ambitious, creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire my students to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. Each week, students get to choose a location in the classroom where they work the best. My students currently get to choose from floor cushions at lowered desks, carpet time with a clipboard or sitting in a regular chair at a desk or tall table. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, participate in class discussions actively, and focus more on their work when they get to choose.

My students are more focused on their work and there are far less disruptions when they are given a choice of where to sit.

The items I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools and ball chairs will allow students to sit at desks/tall tables but will still allow movement that a typical chair would not. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom. The bouncy bands will help those students that prefer a traditional desk and chair, to be able to move without choosing an alternative seat.

I have seen how giving the students a choice, can positively affect their work and overall classroom demeanor. I hope having additional seating options will help us grow even more!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 18" H, Navy, LNT-3046-18NV • Amazon Business $52.93 4 $211.72
Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Charcoal • Amazon Business $47.98 4 $191.92
Bouncy Bands for Elementary School Chairs (Black) • Amazon Business $13.95 4 $55.80

Materials cost

$459.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.59

Total project goal

$583.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$583.92

8 Donors

-$537.01

Donations toward project cost

-$460.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.80

match offer

-$42.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$36.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 8 other donors.

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