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Ms. VanBuskirk from South Bend IN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexin' Fourth Graders!

Help me give my students flexible seating options! Yoga blocks, yoga balls, and wobble cushions will give my students a variety of comfortable seating options to use around our classroom.

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a STEAM school that serves inner city, high ability students. My students are creative, inquisitive, and eager to learn! We love hands-on, and engaging projects that force us to think outside of the box. Flexible seating allows us to do just that! We currently have pillows, a few bean bags, and cozy rugs.

Adding a variety of seating options will help to provide a comfortable environment for students to work independently or collaboratively.

I would love to expand our seating options by adding yoga blocks, yoga balls, and wobble cushions to our classroom environment. Adding a variety of seating options will help to provide a comfortable environment for students to work independently or collaboratively.

My Project

We have flexible seating in our classroom, but we are limited on our seating options. Right now, we have pillows, a few bean bags, and cozy rugs. Flexible seating in our classroom has encouraged students to share space, supplies, and become experts at collaborating.

Adding yoga blocks, yoga balls, and wobble cushions to our room will help to make our classroom a comfortable, and relaxing learning environment.

Comfortable students are calm, focused, and productive.

I hope that by offering more flexible seating options to my students, I will provide them the opportunity to feel more empowered and inspired to take control of their learning. Flexible seating will give students a choice and control over where they work, and who they work with.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YOGU Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump/Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc (Black) • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
REEHUT (2-PC Yoga Blocks, 9"x6"x4" - High Density EVA Foam Blocks to Support and Deepen Poses, Improve Strength and Aid Balance and Flexibility - Lightweight, Odor Resistant(Black) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$101.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$133.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.55

Total project goal

$157.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$157.00

2 Donors

-$157.00

Donations toward project cost

-$133.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.55

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$0.00

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