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Mrs. Cutaia from Brockport NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seats for Flexible Learners

My students need flexible seating options such as wobble chairs, exercise balls, and comfy pillows so they can learn in comfort!

  • $648 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of the students in my class live at or below the poverty line. They range in background and are faced with a variety of challenges both at home and in school. It is my goal, as an educator, to create an environment where students are able to leave their troubles behind for a while, and enjoy fun, engaging and memorable learning experiences.

A room of inquiry, creativity, and persistence is what I strive to create in my third grade math class.

Working with a total of 45 students, over two sections of math, I have a very diverse group of learners. My students range greatly in their level of mathematical understanding, but, as a whole, they are a lively bunch that enjoys hands-on experiences, a good challenge, and opportunities to collaborate with their peers.

My Project

My classroom technology and lesson designs have moved into the 21st Century, but my learning spaces and furniture were left behind. The traditional arrangement of identical tables, desks and chairs do not create a welcoming learning environment and at times make learning difficult for students with various special needs.

Help me make my classroom flexible and comfortable for my students with furniture that promotes collaboration, creative thinking and innovation.

With the addition of stools, stability balls, floor pillows and wobble stools, my students will be able to choose a learning space that makes them feel comfortable, matches their learning style, and promotes ownership over their own learning and growth.

Everyone deserves to work in a space that motivates and inspires them. Help me make that a reality for my third grade students this year and in the future.

Mrs. Cutaia
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC189 - Comfy Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $51.75 2 $103.50
CR126BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
CR126GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 3 $59.94
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 3 $59.94

Materials cost

$512.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$550.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.07

Total project goal

$647.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$647.12

2 Donors

-$647.12

Donations toward project cost

-$550.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.07

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$0.00

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