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Ms. Bethune from Durham NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating

Help me give my students the gift of flexible seating. Help make my dream a reality

  • $198 goal

This project expired on June 24, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a energetic, smart enthusiastic group of seventh grade students. Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with over 80% of our students receiving free/reduced lunch.

Our school is also one of the most ethnically diverse schools in Durham, NC.

We have a completely diverse population, and range from extremely high ability levels to extremely low ability levels. Many come from single parent families, and therefore, they might not always get the support that they need at home.

My Project

Students will use alternative seating to help with learning in a safe positive climate culture in my classroom. It is my personal priority in helping my students achieve! Alternative seating helps create positive learning environment learning environment for all of my students in a nontraditional way.

Alternative seating (floor seating, wobble chairs, lap desk), along with desk organizers for table groups, will give students access to things to help make learning easy.

When kids are taught to identify and honor their preferences for movement, fidgeting, and alternative positioning, they feel that their needs are being acknowledged, contributing to increased engagement and motivation in the classroom as well as an increased sense of community among the students.

Ms. Bethune
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Roma Bean Bag Chair, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $49.88 1 $49.88
Flash Furniture Adjustable Height Black Student Chair with Black Pedestal Frame • Amazon Business $35.49 1 $35.49
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Kick Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
GTRR 6 Package Crack Relief Anxiety Pressure Wooden stick Desktop Toys Scroll Child Adult Quality Wood Multicolor Decompression stick Novelty toys • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69

Materials cost

$126.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$167.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.61

Total project goal

$197.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$197.38

2 Donors

-$184.88

Donations toward project cost

-$157.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.73

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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