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Mrs. Garrett from Lexington SC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating to Enhance Learning

My students need flexible seating options to provide movement during learning.

  • $472 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies for engaged and creative first graders. My school is an elementary school located in rural Lexington, SC. Our school is stable place for the kids in our community. They come into school with various background experiences, many of them being difficult. Often their situations cause them to be distracted or emotionally detached from their learning. Despite their situations my students are eager to learn and do their best. About 60% of the students are below the poverty line and many students receive snack sacks to take home on the weekend.

My goal is to create a welcoming environment with learning opportunities that foster social, emotional, and academic choices, so they can create a foundation for a successful future.

I can't control their home lives, but I can control the creation of a loving and thriving classroom environment.

My Project

My traditional desk and chair classroom environment doesn't foster the creativity potential of my students. They sit stagnant for hours at a time doing subject related activities. I have introduced some flexible seating options and my students have responded positively by improving their academics and focus. Unfortunately, my resources are limited to provide better flexible seating options that work for all students. My goal is give my classroom a makeover that fits my student's diverse learning and behavioral styles.

Flexible seating would be highly beneficial to my students!

Research states that when you move more, you get more blood to your brain. I'd love to give my students opportunities for movement such as wobble chairs, wobble cushions, and stability balls to give them opportunities to move constructively that meet their needs as learners.

Mrs. Garrett
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair - Active Chairs for Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers & Children Who Can't Sit Still - Great 14" Wobble Chair for Kids with ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Blue • Amazon Business $42.99 4 $171.96
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 6 $89.94
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 4 $79.96

Materials cost

$341.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$401.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.78

Total project goal

$471.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$471.87

2 Donors

-$347.91

Donations toward project cost

-$295.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.19

match offer

-$123.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$105.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.59

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$0.00

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