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Ms. Fitzgerald from Lawrence MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating with Ms. Fitz!

My students need a carpet and various flexible seating options to give them control over choosing a space they are able to work in most successfully.

  • $684 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a large urban school, with 87% of our 720 students labeled as "high-needs." 70% of students are economically disadvantaged, 37% of students are English Language Learners, and 20% of our students are identified as having a disability. On my caseload alone, I work with students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Health Impairments, Neurological Conditions and Emotional Disabilities. Many of my students also have a diagnosis of ADHD.

These challenges do not define my students.

My students are some of the most hard-working children I have ever met despite the challenges they face each day. They remain positive in the face of adversity – and motivate me to better myself, my teaching strategies, and our classroom environment.

My Project

Despite my students' incredible work ethic, many of them have expressed that they have a difficult time focusing on the task in front of them. As a teacher I am very understanding of this challenge, and have provided my students with as many options for fidgeting as possible. We currently use Therabands on the chairs and various handheld fidget toys. Students are allowed to sit or stand wherever they like in the classroom as long as they are able to work there successfully.

These materials will allow my students to "wiggle while we work!"

Providing my students with more flexible seating choices will give them more control over their learning, allow them to fidget for focus, and foster a commitment to learning. By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Ms. Fitzgerald
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC151 - Plum Rectangular Carpet - 6' x 9' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
CR126BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
CR124BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
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 $59.58 1 $59.58
BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Trideer 65cm Ball Chair Flexible Seating Exercise Yoga Balancing Ball with Stability Ring & Pump (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Turkis), 65cm) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Reehut Stability Balance Disc Trainer w/ Free 9-Page Ebook - 13" Diameter Wobble Cushion w/ Air Pump for Workout, Therapy, Fitness and Training Exercise (Purple) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98

Materials cost

$542.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$580.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.47

Total project goal

$683.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$683.13

7 Donors

-$489.52

Donations toward project cost

-$427.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.86

match offer

-$180.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$153.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.61

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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