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Ms. Hebert from Lake Charles LA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexing Our Brains

Help me give my students cushions, chair bands, a seating set, stools, bean bag chairs, balance balls, lap desks, and whatever else they need in order to be successful with flexible seating!

  • $738 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the distinct honor of teaching some very energetic, excited, loving, and creative fifth graders! I teach at a Title I school here in Louisiana. When I'm in the classroom, my students become my "kids." I always tell them, " If you work hard and believe in yourselves, you are limitless!"

I have noticed that a lot of my students' reading and math skills are below the fifth grade level, which is usually a result for poor living situations at home.

I am blessed to have such a wonderful mix of so many different kinds of learners! Some are kinesthetic learners, some are auditory learners, others are visual learners, and the list goes on and on! Reaching them and meeting them where they are academically so that they can actually have a chance at succeeding not only in the classroom, but far beyond the classroom as well. I love my students because they are the most genuine, compassionate, lovable, brilliant, diverse, determined, strong, and inspiring people I know! They inspire me to be a better teacher daily. I am filled with the most joy when I see them progress in their academic and social learning.

My Project

My class is very active. Some of them cannot sit still for more than 5 minutes. A lot of my students have trouble focusing, which ultimately has an effect on their academics. Oftentimes, they express great frustration about this, and it breaks my heart. These particular students often struggle to be quiet and to stay seated while I'm teaching, which causes several disturbances throughout the day. I believe that implementing flexible seating with cushions, chair bands, a seating set, stools, bean bag chairs, balance balls, lap desks, and other products would be extremely beneficial for all of my students because they will be able to learn in a nontraditional manner that meets their individual needs. It will also help those who struggle focusing during instructional time. Lastly, it will provide my students with motivation to learn every single day. If you choose to donate to our cause, you are GREATLY appreciated and we are so thankful.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FDP SoftScape Butterfly Stool Modular Seating Set for Toddlers and Kids, Colorful Flexible Seating for Classrooms and Daycares (6-Piece Set) - Contemporary • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
SoftScape 15 inch Round Floor Cushions with Handles for Flexible Seating Classrooms, 2 inch Thick Deluxe Foam (6-Piece) - Contemporary • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Creative QT Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair - Extra Large Stuff 'n Sit Organization for Kids Toy Storage - Available in a Variety of Sizes and Colors (38", Green/White Stripe) • Amazon Business $28.95 2 $57.90
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 $18.99 2 $37.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (33cm Matte Blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Orange, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $16.98 2 $33.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children'S Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating With Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump • Amazon Business $16.98 2 $33.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children'S Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating With Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump • Amazon Business $15.90 2 $31.80
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Laptop Stand, Writing Table, Tray Table, Kids’ Travel Tray, Travel-Friendly Work Table, One-Piece Travel Desk, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified Collaborative Seating • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00

Materials cost

$541.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$47.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$627.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.65

Total project goal

$737.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$737.69

8 Donors

-$728.85

Donations toward project cost

-$627.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$101.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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