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Mrs. Neus from Martinsburg WV is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating to Maximize Learning and give Student's a Choice

My students need wobble chairs, bouncy bands, and stability balls to maximize their learning experience during small group instruction and independent learning.

  • $845 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into my room each and every day ready to explore and learn. They are eager and excited to gain more knowledge, yet they all come from very diverse backgrounds and upbringings. Each day, we come together as a strong classroom community. In my class, we are all equal and treat each other with kindness and respect. They love learning new concepts but cannot be confined to hard, metal chairs that don't accommodate their need for movement.

My 3rd grade classroom is made up of 23 amazing boys and girls who need a variety of seats that encourage movement, such as stability balls, wobble chairs, bouncy bands to help improve attention and create a healthy learning environment.

Our school is located in an Urban part of Martinsburg, WV that continues to grow and change rapidly. Half of the students that attend our school come from low-income families. During our days in school, we immerse ourselves in learning despite our backgrounds and any challenges we may face. My students choice in their seating gives them a voice in their learning, which is very important for young learners.

My Project

Flexible seating and student choice will help my student's success this year. My third graders enjoy working cooperatively and treat each other with kindness. In our classroom, we are family. They love to learn and share their ideas in exciting ways. Flexible seating and student choice was inspired by observing my students' excitement during choosing an area around the room to work with a group or a partner. Wobble stools and yoga balls will give my students an opportunity to comfortably work in all areas of the classroom. Students decide which seating option will allow them to do their best learning. Do they need a seat that allows them to safely move and rock? Or do they need a seat that allows them to safely bounce? All while allowing them to move in a constructive manner and get the "wiggles" out.

Research on flexible seating shows that there are many immediate benefits for students, including increased motivation, improved metabolism, better oxygen to the brain, and improve posture.

My students are energetic, creative, and fun. They will enjoy and appreciate a seating choice as they learn together.

Mrs. Neus
Grades 3-5
More than a third 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
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for all ages, Toddler thru Pre-Teen; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Black - Junior (16in) • Amazon Business $75.99 6 $455.94
2000lbs Exercise Stability Ball By Pavandeep Anti Burst Perfect for Pilates Yoga Gym Fitness Fitballing | Use As Desk Chair | Pump Included | Phthalate FREE (Aqua, 45cm) • Amazon Business $21.97 6 $131.82
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Blue) ADHD Foot Fidgets • Amazon Business $14.95 6 $89.70

Materials cost

$677.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$717.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.64

Total project goal

$844.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$844.26

15 Donors

-$555.00

Donations toward project cost

-$493.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.00

match offer

-$289.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$245.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.39

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$0.00

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