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Mrs. Avendano from Laveen AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating

My students need 13'' tall Glow stool and other flexible seating for the classroom, library, at circle time or activity tables. Convex base allows for movement in all directions while seating.

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a two-year DLI Preschool program, last year was our first year with such exciting preschoolers learning development of social and learning skills with a mix of interests, abilities, and goals for each student. Last year my students learned to read sight words, write words, learned Spanish and English: alphabet, colors, shapes, numbers, and counting, learned songs, new games, and the most important friendships were built.

"You guide behavior by establishing predictable routines, setting clear rules with children, and modeling kindness and respect" (Dombro, Jablon & Stetson 2011).

In our class, we build a community together in what we have in common and we loved to share ideas and experiences. We are a school that celebrates traditions, offers a Dual Language Immersion where half of the day students are taught in English and taught in Spanish the rest of the day, we celebrate accomplishments, and giving back to our community. I teach 22 preschoolers last year we build skills, relationships, following directions, and much more.

My Project

Students feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their environment. Flexible seating allows students to choose where they work and with whom. It also allows them to change their location and positions as needed. Many teachers are throwing out their common traditional learning seating chairs and using the variety of seating arrangements. Stools, stability balls, bean bags, couches, scoop rockets, and so on.

"In a 2016 follow-up story on Edutopia, she says giving students choices about their physical classroom space teaches them higher-order thinking skills."

By donating to our project you will help happier students, better engagement, better results, and behavior will decline. Can you imagine seating for 8 hours in a traditional school chair, then maybe we should not expect preschoolers to do the same.

Mrs. Avendano
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency 1600BE Glow 13" Stool, Blue • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $60.56 1 $60.56
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Kneeling Pad,Fitian Knee Protection Garden Kneeler Bath Kneeler Floor Kneeler Yoga Kneeler Mat for Gardening,Baby Bath Tub Bathing,Cleaning,Praying and Exercise(2 Pcs Blue&Green) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$253.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$305.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.89

Total project goal

$359.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$359.27

9 Donors

-$274.27

Donations toward project cost

-$233.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.14

match offer

-$85.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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