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Mrs. Heiman from Pewaukee WI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating

My students need nesting tables, stools, backpatters seats, and reading pillows to provide flexible seating.

  • $887 goal

This project expired on July 17, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Motivate students to take charge of their own learning." (unknown). This is something I strive to do each and every day. Empowering students and seeing what they are capable of is amazing. In my classroom I like to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge in different ways.

I work in a higher achieving district that is looking to provide students different opportunities by personalizing learning.

By personalizing learning students are learning to take responsibility for their learning. Through this process I have learned to provide flexible seating for students. Allowing students to seat where they feel comfortable has improved students engagement. Some schools that have implemented flexible classroom spaces have noticed: their students' grades have improved, their students seem happier and more engaged, and their students are participating more and having more invigorating conversations.

My Project

Flexible seating options will allow students to choose how they would like to be seated as they learn. As an adult, we often curl up on a couch or comfortable chair when we read, or sit at a table that we can spread our papers out as we work. When our students work in desks sitting in small, plastic chairs, their movement is limited and they can be easily distracted and uncomfortable. There are several different options that I am looking at for flexible seating. When walking into a flexible learning space in my room you might see: *students sitting on the floor with a lapboard for a hard surface. *students sitting at a table using a stool. *students sitting on the floor using a big pillow or a backpack chair.

Providing flexible seating in my classroom will allow students a level of comfort necessary to engage them more in their learning.

When students are comfortable and feel safe in their classroom environment, they are less likely to demonstrate negative, aggressive, or disruptive behaviors that result in time out of the classroom and lost learning time. The idea is that learning is maximized and behavioral problems are minimized when students are given the opportunity to choose where they learn.

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Large Folding Laptop Desk by Rapahan, Aluminum and Beech - Best for Portable Sturdy Stand Up Notebook Computer Laptop Table/Tray, Laptop Bed Table, Breakfast Bed Tray, Reading Desk (Beech) • Amazon Business $37.47 4 $149.88
Winsome Wood Xola 3pc Nesting Table • Amazon Business $121.90 1 $121.90
DD282RD - The Reading Pillow - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
BR302BU - Backpatter’s Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
BR302RD - Backpatter’s Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBS-SO-AZ Plastic Stack Stool, 17 3/4" Height, 11 3/4" Width, 11 3/4 " Length, Black with Silver Legs (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $60.95 1 $60.95
DD282BU - The Reading Pillow - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99

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