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Ms. Teson from Key West FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seats for Engaging Minds

Help me give my students flexible seating options and tools that encourage engagement.

  • $661 goal

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My Students

My students attend a Title I school in Key West, Florida. While we live where others vacation, many of my students' families represent the hospitality and tourism industries working long hours many with multiple jobs, to make the best life for thier kids. My diverse learners come with many cultural heritages such as Haiti, Cuba, Nicaragua, and the Florida Keys.

Many of my students are bilingual, speaking Spanish and Haitian Creole at home while learning in English here in my classroom.

This makes the entire classroom stronger as they are collaborating as researchers, learners, and scholars in our diverse classroom community.

My Project

Flexible seating is a strategy to allow students to choose thier type of seat so they can be the best learner they can be. Giving choice when appropriate allows students the freedom to thrive and see results from thier choices. With this project students are given multiple options of seats they can choose from when we are participating in small group and independent learning. All students have different learning styles and different ways teachers can engage them. Different ways of sitting is part of these learning styles that teachers can support by providing choices and options that students can choose from.

Engagment increases learning and engagement can be through choice of seat and it also can be through competition and game like activities like jeopardy using a white board and marker.

This project also will provide students with other engagement tools such as dry erase markers, erasers, and pouches so that in small groups students can use these tools to help them in math, writing, and reading. These tools are engaging because its a way for students to practice working together in small groups with games as well as provides the teacher with an understanding of student learning levels in the form of quick, engaging, formative assessments to then development instruction based off of.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 17 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 5 $125.00
Kindermat Floor Disks/Seats, Story Time Cushions For School Or Home, 16" Wide by 2" Thick, 4 Pack with Yellow, Blue, Green, Red • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (33cm Matte Black) • Amazon Business $18.39 5 $91.95
NNEWVANTE Lap Desk for Kids with Storage (Pack of 2) Portable Children's Activity Table for Homework, Reading, Writing, Drawing or Breakfast Bed Tray Child Art Plastic Stackable Table, Brown&Green • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 1 Box • Amazon Business $9.59 3 $28.77
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock Paper • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Dry Erase Pockets Sheet Protectors - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Plastic Sleeves - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Pilot V-Board Master BeGreen Dry-Erase Marker Refills, Black, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
24-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers / Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Wireless Doorbell at 1000ft Range with 38 Chimes, CD Quality Sound and LED Flash, Base Starter Kit includes 1 Plugin Receiver & 2 Remote Button Transmitters(Battery included),white • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Lanyard Neck Office Nylon Woven Lanyards for id Holder 10 Colors Straps ID Badges Holders Key Kids ID Name Badge,Keys,Cell Phone USB Stick Whistles Grey Purple,Black Blue Green Orange Lanyard Strap • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pidoko Kids Wooden Board Games - Stacking and Tumbling Colored Blocks - 48 Pieces Premium Quality Set Tower and Dice • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Aqua Sky - Fits Up to 13.3 Inch Laptops - Style No. 43109 • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
KEYLION 10 Heavy Duty ID Card Badge Holder Clear Vertical Vinyl PVC with Waterproof Type Resealable Zip, Plastic Single Layer Thickness 0.4mm Thicker 60% Than Standard 0.25mm • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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