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Ms. Swartwood from Las Vegas NV is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexin' on Flexible Seating

Help me give my students more flexible seating options in our classroom. Bean bags and wobble cushions allow students to focus more while allowing for more independence and cooperative learning.

  • $641 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are energetic, creative, inquisitive and excited to learn. They come to school each and every day ready to try their best and show off their "invincible grit". My students inspire and energize me with their thoughtful approaches to one another and each subject we hurtle towards.

My students aren't afraid to make mistakes or try new things.

They know that mistakes are examples of their growth and that embracing change is a positive thing. Together, we are adventurers in the landscape of education.

My Project

Students are seated most of the day and often, children are stuck in those hard plastic navy blue chairs that we all remember (and not very fondly). Kids are restricted by these seats and expecting each and every child who comes into my class to all focus and learn the same is a highly unrealistic expectation. My goal as a teacher to have each student succeed in whatever ways they need to. And that's where flexible seating comes in!

Flexible seating allows for students to exercise more control over their lives, explore their independence, have more accountability over their own learning as well as giving them more opportunities to work cooperatively with their peers.

Students can easily use the bean bags and the wobble chairs to nestle in a corner or under desks (they love sitting and doing their work under the desks, they feel very Ninja-like!). The stools also allow students have more physical freedom as they work together on their assignments. When students are tasked with choosing their own seat, and where in the room they will use it, they are taking a direct and active handle over their own learning. Promoting independence and cooperative learning can only help the future leaders of our world, and that is my ultimate mission as their teacher.

Ms. Swartwood
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Kids Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories For Kids Room - 2' Charcoal • Amazon Business $39.99 4 $159.96
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-XNG801AC-SO Assorted Indoor/Outdoor Plastic Stack Stool, Blue, Green, Red, Purple (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $84.42 1 $84.42
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5), Red, Blue, green, Yellow, Purple • Amazon Business $66.14 1 $66.14
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Green) • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
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 Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
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 Purple) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
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 Rose) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Turkis) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
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 $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$470.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$544.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.07

Total project goal

$640.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$640.49

8 Donors

-$565.49

Donations toward project cost

-$480.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.82

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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