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Mrs. Carr from Bonner SPRNGS KS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun Seating for Fantastic Kids

My students need active and multiple seating opportunities for learning success such as comfy pillows, a beach chair, exercise balls, wobble cushions, and lap desks.

  • $435 goal

This project expired on November 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Where do I want to sit today! My students come to school full of energy and ready to learn! After a limited amount of time without being able to move or be comfortable, the wiggles start coming about! They need flexible and comfortable seating options to enhance student engagement and learning. Studies show that students learn better when they are physically active and comfortable.

My students love to learn through hands-on projects and are creative thinkers!

In addition, they are creative, clever, and kind; therefore, I want to provide them with the resources in which they can be successful learners in the classroom. I want to create a more responsive classroom where more of my diverse, high needs students needs are met.

If my students are given the opportunity for more choice in their learning positions, opportunities for success will be right at their fingertips!!!

My Project

Being comfortable while learning is the key to student success!

Students need to be able to move and be comfortable while learning.

There is an increase in engagement and focus when students have an opportunity to move. In addition, providing multiple places where students can sit, stand, or even work under their desks allows them a variety of choices on the best area to complete their work.

Just a simple little beach chair, exercise ball, pillows, or even lap desks has an incredible impact on students. One can completely see the excitement on students faces when they are given the opportunity to decide where they are going to complete their work for the day. Studies have shown that students learn better in an inviting and comfortable environment.

Some students work best in a traditional desk and chair, while others prefer to have more space and work in other areas such as the floor. The use of wobble cushions and lap trays are just a few opportunities for students to use while working comfortably on the floor. For students who need some opportunity to "move" while learning, an exercise ball might do the trick!

There are endless opportunities for flexible seating and I am excited to begin implementing this seating style in my 3rd grade classroom this year. Success = an inviting classroom in which students take ownership of their learning through the use of flexible seating! This flexible and dynamic environment motivates students and leads to student success!

Mrs. Carr
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC189 - Comfy Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
Aloha Sand Chair • Amazon Business $20.93 2 $41.86
RIO Gear Rio Brands Aloha Sand Chair, Red/Blue/Green/Yellow Stripe • Amazon Business $20.48 1 $20.48
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 $20.31 1 $20.31
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LapGear Essential - Purple (Fits up to 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LapGear Essential - Alaskan Blue (Fits up to 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LapGear Essential - Fuchsia (Fits up to 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$312.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.17

Total project goal

$434.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.48

4 Donors

-$305.04

Donations toward project cost

-$263.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.01

match offer

-$125.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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