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Ms. Stevens from Madera CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Thinking for Diverse Learners

My students need a variety flexible seating options to meet their diverse needs.

  • $678 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 3rd and 4th-grade students with autism, who have varying strengths and needs in the areas of social skills, academics, communication, and self-regulation. One thing that all of my students have in common is that they work extra hard to complete daily tasks or skills that individuals without disabilities may take for granted. In the classroom, my students struggle with self-determination, executive functioning, communicating with one another, and regulating their sensory processing.

To support my students with autism, I want to create a classroom environment that improves autonomy, collaboration, engagement, motivation, and sensory input through the use of flexible seating.

So much of our focus in special education is providing students with supports to meet their individual needs. I can only imagine what my students will be able to achieve when provided with seating options that meet their diverse needs!

My Project

Flexible seating will enhance student achievement by stimulating sensory needs, fostering spaces for collaboration, increasing student engagement and motivation, improving self-understanding, and by allowing students to take charge of their own learning. My students will be able to use these products throughout the day while learning about core academics, life skills, and social skills.

Our ultimate goal for our students with disabilities is to foster independence, autonomy, and self-determination.

With the products I have chosen, students will be able to choose between wobble chairs, balance balls, and stability balance discs. Through flexible seating, students will learn which type of seating best meets their needs.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Age Range 7-12 - Flexible Seating Classroom - 17.75" Tall - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture – Black • Amazon Business $64.99 5 $324.95
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, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.51 5 $97.55
REEHUT Stability Balance Disc Trainer - 13" Diameter Wobble Cushion w/Air Pump for Workout, Therapy, Fitness and Training Exercise (Grey) • Amazon Business $11.75 3 $35.25
REEHUT Stability Balance Disc Trainer w/Free 9-Page Ebook - 13" Diameter Wobble Cushion w/Air Pump for Workout, Therapy, Fitness and Training Exercise (Green) • Amazon Business $11.75 3 $35.25

Materials cost

$493.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$575.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.56

Total project goal

$677.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$677.07

7 Donors

-$427.07

Donations toward project cost

-$363.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.06

match offer

-$250.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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