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Ms. Scolari from New York NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexing Minds With Flexible Seating

Help me give my students different options for flexible seating like flex bands, wobble chairs, and floor cushions in order to help them feel comfortable, move around while they learn, and aid in their focus and productivity.

  • $538 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an integrated co-taught 7th grade classroom in New York City. In our English Language Arts classroom, our goal is for students to read and write more and to WANT to read and write more. Many of our students have difficulty sitting in a traditional chair and learning in traditional ways. Because of this, they often feel like they do not like to read or write, and many students have had a lot of experience with failure because they have not fit into the traditional model of education. When there have been opportunities for choice and more flexibility to meet their needs, students have been able to thrive.

Creating spaces in the room that meet their needs and where students can feel comfortable to learn can then help them focus on other goals - reading, writing, learning, and feeling success!

My Project

These materials will allow my students to feel a greater level of comfort, accessibility, and choice in my English Language Arts classroom. Many of my students have experienced a great deal of failure throughout their academic careers because they have not fit into the "one size fits all" approach.

My goal is to normalize the idea for students that people learn in different ways, and that this should be celebrated!

By creating a more welcoming environment that addresses my students' needs in various ways and gives them options of flexible seating in the classroom - such as wobble stools, floor cushions, and flex bands - students will be able to choose what works best for them in order to achieve more academic success.

Ms. Scolari
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Grey (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Grey (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Contemporary, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting Toddler, Pre-School, Kids Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Dark Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting Toddler, Pre-School, Kids Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Dark Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Busy Bands : Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet : Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity : Size: 20" x 2" x 3/64", THICK to support Kicking (10) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Fidgety Feet Band by Calm Focused (2 pack) - Kick or Push Bands to Soothe ADHD & Bouncy Feet or Wiggle Seat - Alternative Seating in Classrooms with these Special Education Supplies • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Fidgety Feet Band by Calm Focused (2 pack) - Kick or Push Bands to Soothe ADHD & Bouncy Feet or Wiggle Seat - Alternative Seating in Classrooms with these Special Education Supplies • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$420.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$457.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.69

Total project goal

$537.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$537.93

2 Donors

-$537.93

Donations toward project cost

-$457.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.69

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$0.00

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