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Mrs. Alaniz from Cathedral Cty CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating To Help Keep Our Busy Bodies Learning

My students need alternative seating options to keep their busy bodies and minds moving and learning.

  • $502 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach 5th grade at a Title I school in Southern California. Our school is located in a diverse neighborhood in the Coachella Valley. Many of our families are Hispanic and we have a large population of English Learners. My students are all about being smart learners and they know what works best for them. Some prefer to work alone, some like to have a partner, while others love to work in a small group. Whichever way they prefer to learn, they are always excited to come to school every day to get caught up in a new day of learning adventures.

It is my mission to create an engaging learning environment where my students have access to materials and tools they can not otherwise access at home.

Equity is key to creating a safe and enriching learning environment for my students. They love to explore and discover new ideas by investigating science phenomenon, connecting real-life situations with their favorite characters in novels, and by learning new math skills and problem-solving through computer programming and robots. My students are amazing learners and they are on the path to success.

My Project

Collaborative learning is the way we work in my classroom. My students enjoy working in small groups to complete assignments and to read in literature circles. When entering my classroom you can find students sitting at tables, under desks, laying on the rug, or simply sitting on the floor. Although these are acceptable options, I would like to offer my students more comfortable options when working together.

Flexible seating is a new alternative to the typical classroom arrangement which allows students the opportunity to choose a different place to sit rather than the typical desk option.

With flexible seating, students are more productive in class. It helps to improve work completion by giving students a choice in what kind of learning space they prefer. My class works in small collaborative groups and giving them an alternative space to work together on a project helps to increase engagement. Sitting at a desk all day on a hard plastic chair can be boring and non-stimulating. Now students can choose an alternative seating option, such as floor cushions, stools, and floor chairs.

Mrs. Alaniz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
SOFTZONE COLORFUL DONUT CUSHIONS - 6-PIECE • School Specialty $95.87 1 $95.87
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 $53.82 1 $53.82
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

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