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Ms. Marcum from Salem IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating

Help me give my students flexible seating with wobble chairs, yoga ball chairs, and lap desks.

  • $721 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic, curious, and funny. They love to move around while learning and reading. I have a couple students who can’t sit still and need something to wiggle on. I am trying to have my students feel that they can do their best learning by choosing their space to learn.

My students were thrown into a new classroom a month after school started and I am trying to make it feel warm and welcoming.

I am trying to create an environment that is welcoming and where they can learn but also move around. I have a couple flexible seating options and they love it. I would love for the students to have more choices.

My Project

Most of my students do their best work while being able to move a little bit while doing it. That is the reason why I am asking for wobble chairs, yoga ball chairs, and lap desks. Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times, they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. My students are currently allowed to get clipboards and sit on bean bags or on the floor. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are more engaged and less disruptive when they are given a choice of where to work.

The flexible seating that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and their attitudes toward working!

Ms. Marcum
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids ELR-15615-GY Ace Active Core Engagement Wobble Stool for Kids Flexible Classroom and Home Seating Gray, 15" H, Grey • Amazon Business $34.99 6 $209.94
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple • Amazon Business $43.33 3 $129.99
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 3 $75.00
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Turkis) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
QI003253P Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Pink • Amazon Business $21.60 2 $43.20
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98

Materials cost

$574.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$612.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.11

Total project goal

$720.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$720.76

10 Donors

-$569.51

Donations toward project cost

-$485.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.36

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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