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Ms. Edwards from Spokane WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating to Increase Focus and Concentration

My students need flexible seating options such as bean bag chairs to help them focus and learn in the environment that works best for each of them as individuals.

  • $191 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students will be coming into this school year as new 5th grade students from all over the area. They will be from different backgrounds and have unique learning experiences.

I want to create a classroom environment that fits all the needs of my diverse incoming students.

I have done so much research on the benefits of flexible seating and how it can completely transform the learning of the students.

By having a variety of options, I will be able to differentiate for students that need to stand while working, students that need to rock and wiggle, and even students that work best while lying on the floor!

Kath Murdoch says that inquiry teachers should, "create a flexible, equitable learning environment where students exercise some choice and where independence is fostered." - The Power of Inquiry

My Project

I have done extensive research on the benefits of flexible seating. Today, most teachers have started to incorporate flexible seating in their classrooms based on the overwhelmingly positive results.

Classrooms today are going away from traditional desks, and flexible seating is helping students increase their focus and their concentration.

Flexible seating also has the added component of choice. Students love when they have autonomy and agency over where they can work. It also allows for important conversations about which places in the classroom work for each individual student. They learn about what works best for them and these are skills that they can use well beyond the classroom environment.

Ms. Edwards
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack-Bean BagsBean Bag Chair, 3', Charcoal • Amazon Business $60.00 2 $120.00

Materials cost

$120.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.64

Total project goal

$190.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$190.94

1 Donor

-$127.29

Donations toward project cost

-$108.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.09

match offer

-$63.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$54.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.55

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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