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Mrs. Matzen from Sioux Falls SD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexing Our Brains with Flexible Chairs

Help me give my students flexible seating options to maximize their learning potential.

  • $524 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of my students come from high poverty homes, with multiple siblings. My students love school, many of them do not look forward to the weekends or long breaks away from class. They feel important and empowered in my room and it allows them to grow in their education and become the best student they can be.

The school I teach at has limited funds available for "extra" items in the class.

I want to provide my students with the best options available to make their learning enjoyable and memorable. I believe giving them opportunities for flexible seating is beneficial to their learning abilities.

My Project

My students are busy working each morning during our literacy block for 2+ hours before they go out to recess. Giving them seating options will help them to stay focused and on task. They will be able to use the seats during literacy, math, science, and social studies.

Sitting in traditional chairs for long periods of time leads to burnout, increased wiggles, distractions, and ultimately loss of valuable learning time.

Giving my students options will allow them to move around in a productive manner and stay focused on their work. They will also love the option to pick where they want to sit in class.

Mrs. Matzen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 6 $101.94
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.69 2 $95.38
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Purple • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.69 2 $95.38
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Red • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.69 2 $95.38

Materials cost

$388.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$445.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.57

Total project goal

$523.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$523.81

8 Donors

-$523.81

Donations toward project cost

-$445.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.57

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$0.00

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