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Ms. Sanchez from Milwaukie OR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Freedom to Be Flexible

My students need a flexible environment with stools, wobble cushions and balance balls to meet their sensory needs so learning can be accessible.

  • $564 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In our classroom community, our students' identities and needs are shared, honored and appreciated.

Our elementary school is a bilingual immersion magnet academy in metropolitan Portland, Oregon.

Approximately half the students come from Spanish-speaking homes and half from English-speaking homes. About 50 percent of the students are low-income, qualifying for the federal free and reduced-price lunch program. All of the kids are bused to school from around the district. Besides bilingualism, a major goal of the program is to promote intercultural understanding among the students. When students hear the stories of their peers they develop sensitivity and begin to see the commonalities in all our lives.

My Project

Students have diverse sensory needs. Traditional seating can be uncomfortable and can create unengaged students. Teaching a class full of alert individuals makes learning accessible to all. With flexible seating in the classroom, all students can learn. The stools, wobble cushions and balance balls will invite students to explore their various needs while learning.

Lets build those academic and physical muscles!

Alternative seats both activate core muscles and allow for more focus to be put on academics.

Flexible seating will activate total engagement throughout the school day. Students will leave each day eager to return the following day knowing they are a part of a flexible learning community.

Ms. Sanchez
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency 1640BE Glow 17" Stool, Blue • Amazon Business $53.99 5 $269.95
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, 52cm • Amazon Business $17.44 5 $87.20
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (33cm Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95

Materials cost

$442.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$478.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.48

Total project goal

$563.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$563.21

3 Donors

-$405.67

Donations toward project cost

-$365.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.85

match offer

-$132.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$112.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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