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Ms. Manzi from Peoria IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating!

Help me give my students the flexibility they need in the classroom. Please help me provide my students with the opportunity to chose the seating option that helps them focus, stay engaged, and learn best.

  • $461 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our class will consist of 22-25 very active and energetic 3rd-grade students. Moving to 3rd grade from teaching 2nd grade this past year, I know many of the students coming to my classroom well and know that each of these students has their own diverse backgrounds and therefore learning needs when they come into the classroom.

Understanding these diverse backgrounds and needs, I encourage movement and choice in the classroom.

Students are provided time to work independently, in pairs, and in groups. While students participate in these activities, they often choose to sit on the floor or carpet and stand at their desks. Just as adults, my students don't like or thrive in their learning when sitting in the same spot all day.

About 75% of the students in my school qualify for free/reduced-price lunch. Our school and our classroom community are ​engaging, safe, and constant space in their everyday lives.

My Project

Just like adults get tired of sitting in the same, hard chair all day, students do too! My students will greatly benefit from more flexible and comfortable seating options to promote their engagement in their learning.

These flexible seating items will provide students with the opportunity to engage in their learning in a space that is comfortable and promotes movement.

Students will be able to move their feet at their seat with the chair bands, wiggle and move on stools and wiggle seats, and have ​comfort from the cushions on the stools.

Each of these items will be used daily to help my students feel comfortable and at home in our classroom community. I am looking forward to seeing the learning that occurs when students have the comfort and choice from their flexible seating!

Ms. Manzi
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Junior- Age 8-9, Grade 3-4, Blue (16in) • Amazon Business $59.99 3 $179.97
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 New Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $17.63 5 $88.15
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $61.96 1 $61.96
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $25.87 1 $25.87

Materials cost

$355.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$391.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.05

Total project goal

$460.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$460.34

7 Donors

-$348.58

Donations toward project cost

-$297.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.79

match offer

-$110.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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