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Mrs. Reed from Dalton OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating

Help me give my students wobble chairs, a futon mattress, and other opportunities for choice and comfort within their classroom.

  • $733 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Focusing on students' abilities rather than their disabilities can be uplifting and encouraging. I teach high school students with a range of moderate to severe disabilities. Our learning happens both in the classroom and within the community. My students face challenges both at home and in school each and everyday that impact their learning. They come to school with a variety of academic, social, sensory, behavioral, and emotional needs. Yet they are full of knowledge, life, energy, love, and eager hearts.

Providing students with a comfortable and inviting learning environment can increase student performance and behavior.

My Project

My students spend most of their day within my classroom in hard chairs and uneven desks. A futon, wobble chairs, and floor chairs with lap desks will provide students with options. Many of my students have difficulty paying attention for extended periods of time. Giving the opportunity for students to move and change seating can eliminate distractions and other behaviors that may arise. For example; a child who cannot sit for an extended period of time in a hard chair, may need a sensory output and would have the option to sit on the futon to complete his/her work.

The environment shapes the experience of a child's learning.

In my classroom, sitting still is next to impossible. My students need the opportunity to move throughout the day. These items will encourage movement, collaboration, and a place where they can work independently. I encourage students to make choices that are best for them, as long as they are safe and respectful to others.

This project will help set students up for success by allowing them to work in their most successful environment.

Mrs. Reed
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
bonVIVO EASY Comfort, Elegant Multi-angle Floor Chair, Black Floor Seat With Adjustable Backrest, Low Folding Chair Ideal As Padded TV Floor Chair, Floor Gaming Chair, Meditation Chair & Reading Chair • Amazon Business $69.90 4 $279.60
DHP 8-inch Independently Encased Coil Futon Mattress with CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, Full Size, Blue • Amazon Business $144.08 1 $144.08
ECR4Kids ACE Active Core Engagement Wobble Stool for Kids, Flexible Classroom and Home Seating, 20”, Grey • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
LapGear Compact Essential Lap Desk - Charcoal (Fits up to 13" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94

Materials cost

$583.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$622.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.83

Total project goal

$732.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$732.18

1 Donor

-$732.18

Donations toward project cost

-$622.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$109.83

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$0.00

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