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Ms. Sheble from Thornton CO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating

My students need flexible seating options to increase their time spent learning, being engaged, and to empower them as decision makers.

  • $613 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am fortunate to spend my day working and learning with 30 remarkable, curious, and excited 1st and 2nd graders every day. My students are passionate about learning and are always willing to take risks and reflect on their learning to maximize their potential. They are problem solvers and hands on learners. They are compassionate and kind. They work together, play together, and learn together. They are a hard-working team and anyone who enters our classroom would be feel welcomed into a warm learning environment where students care for one another and get a sense of genuine community the minute they walk in the door! A little bit about our school - our school is located in the Denver metro area. It has a diverse student population and most of our students qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch option. All schools in my district are Title 1 eligible. We serve a high needs, high poverty area.

My Project

As I see our class as a student-centered team, I try to include my students in the decision making that goes on in our classroom community whenever possible. They get choice in how they learn, who they learn with, and how they demonstrate what they’ve learned. Giving them choices helps them feel empowered by having some control over their day.

Flexible seating is another way I will be able to offer my students choice.

The more choices students have, the more they will feel excited, invested, and responsible for their learning. Research shows that students with flexible seating options in their classroom behave better, spend more time learning, are able to do their best work, and are more engaged. It allows the movement students need to stay alert and focused. They are able to make an appropriate seating choice from options where they feel they can best learn. Flexible seating has also been shown to be better for health and improved behavior in students. It is also a benefit for those students with sensory needs.

Some of the options I have selected to make our classroom as flexible as possible include ball chairs, crate seats, standing tables, kneeling tables, yoga mats to lay on their bellies, camping chairs, and floor cushions with lap tables. I am excited to see them thrive with this innovative system in place!

Given the ongoing education budget crisis in Colorado, we must rely on outside resources to supplement our District’s resources to customize learning for our students. A donation to support flexible seating for my students will help make the classroom even more student-oriented by providing them with options in where they will sit.

Ms. Sheble
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RED Home Club Thick Kneeling Pad - Garden Kneeler for Gardening, Bath Kneeler for Baby Bath, Kneeling Mat for Exercise & Yoga - EXTRA LARGE (XL) 18x11", THICKEST 1-½", Green • Amazon Business $14.97 8 $119.76
Laptop Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Kids Young Color(Orange) • Amazon Business $14.44 6 $86.64
Spoga Premium Extra Thick 71-Inch Long High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Comfort Foam and Carrying Straps, Purple • Amazon Business $25.19 3 $75.57
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Red, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Green) • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Muscle Rack MK131311-B2PK 11" x 13" x 13" Black Milk Crate (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $19.23 2 $38.46

Materials cost

$454.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$520.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.82

Total project goal

$612.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$612.11

4 Donors

-$584.46

Donations toward project cost

-$499.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.42

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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