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Mrs. James from Bossier City LA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating

My students need flexible seating options. Sitting in a desk and chair for 8 hours, is not an ideal or comfortable learning environment.

  • $210 goal

This project expired on June 6, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school in Louisiana. I am a second grade teacher with 22 students, all of different academic levels, demographics, and needs. 100% of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. Sometimes, their needs are far more than just academics. Despite the struggles, my students are eager to learn each and everyday!

My goal as a teacher is to create a warming environment.

I want my students to want to come to school. I want they to feel save and valued. Along with that, I want them to be as successful as possible. One way I believe will help my students is flexible seating options.

As a teacher, I want my students to be successful and I will do whatever I can to make sure of that!

My Project

Recently, we had the privilege of an in-service about UDL (Universal Design for Learning). During the in-service, one take-away was flexible seating. As teachers, we are expecting these students to sit at a desk and chair for 8 hours. Flexible seating, as described by Wikipedia: “A flexible seating classroom is one in which traditional seating charts are replaced with seating arrangements that allow the students to sit where they choose. One of its principal objectives is to reduce the number/duration of sedentary periods of time, which research has identified as a danger to health.”

I want them to be as successful as possible.

One way I believe will help my students is flexible seating options.

I am a second grade teacher with 22 students, all of different academic levels, demographics, and needs. 100% of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. Sometimes, their needs are far more than just academics. My goal as a teacher is to create a warming environment. I want my students to want to come to school. I want they to feel save and valued. Along with that, I want them to be as successful as possible. One way I believe will help my students is flexible seating options.

Mrs. James
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Big Joe 98-Inch Bean Bag, Limo Black • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $25.50 1 $25.50

Materials cost

$134.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$178.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.45

Total project goal

$209.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$209.67

4 Donors

-$139.67

Donations toward project cost

-$118.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.95

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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