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Mrs. C. from Sparkman AR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get the Wiggles Out!

My students need flexible seating options for the classroom. Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chairs, clipboards, wobble chairs, and core balance discs are great options.

  • $530 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first year teacher in a very rural area. The school is K-12 with not a lot of children throughout - the senior class last year had a total of 7; it is consolidated with the nearby school.

My class consists of 11 students total - 7 girls and 4 boys.

From previous teachers these students are best described as being a loving family since there are so little of them. I cannot wait to get them in my classroom and show them new things.

My Project

Long gone are the days of students sitting in one spot all day long. Students need to be able to move and get wiggles out while they are sitting. These are active children who "can't sit still," but I don't necessarily want them to.

Research is scarce, but what has been noticed is that students benefit greatly when they are able to use flexible (alternative) seating options.

Those benefits include things such as using excess energy and higher engagement to their activities.

If you come into my class you will see my students actively engaged in their lesson, while using the best seat for them. That seat may change day to day, but it is what will get them on their best for that moment. The seat options that I will use for them are Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chairs, clipboards to be used all throughout the room, wobble chairs, and core balance discs. I can't wait to see how my students use these!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple • Amazon Business $69.98 3 $209.94
Active Kids Chair - Active Chairs for Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers & Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 14" Wobble Chair for Kids with ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Blue - Age range 3-7y • Amazon Business $42.99 2 $85.98
bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump/Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc, Gray, 13 inches(33 cm) • Amazon Business $16.79 4 $67.16
Letter Size Clipboards 9'' x 12.5'' Standard Clip Hardboard (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95

Materials cost

$383.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$450.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.48

Total project goal

$529.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$529.86

7 Donors

-$353.24

Donations toward project cost

-$300.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.99

match offer

-$176.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$150.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.49

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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