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Mrs. Olson from Ketchum ID is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating

Help me give my students the flexibility for seating so that we can increase collaboration, have fun and be innovative in learning.

  • $186 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The primary benefits of flexible seating include its ability to: Increase collaboration — Opening up the classroom environment encourages greater collaboration, communication, and interaction between students and teachers alike.

We all love to learn but in different ways.

This year we are doing many hands-on real world activities. Our busy, constantly moving bodies need alternative seating in the classroom.

Just like the way that we learn in school is changing so should the way we have to sit at school. Flexible seating allows students the ability to learn in a more flexible way.

My Project

Why Flexible Seating?

Choice

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.

Physical Health

Children need to move. Flexible seating allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength. In turn, this burns more calories and increases metabolism. It also helps keep young minds more alert and focused.

Comfort

An uncomfortable student, is a distracted and unproductive student. For example, picture a student who skipped or didn’t have access to breakfast. As the countdown to lunch approaches, the sound of his or her growling stomach will make it impossibly hard to hear the teacher’s voice. A uncomfortable chair can have the same affect.

Collaboration

Flexible seating allows students to quickly and easily pair up, work in small groups, or discuss as a whole class – without moving mountains of heavy desks to establish eye contact. Delzer agrees.

Fun

Flexible seating helps make learning fun.

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.28 4 $65.12
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $53.44 1 $53.44

Materials cost

$118.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$157.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.80

Total project goal

$185.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$185.31

2 Donors

-$185.31

Donations toward project cost

-$157.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.80

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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