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Ms. Canarick from Elmhurst NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Comfy in Class (Flexible Seating- Here We Come!)

My students need Flex-Space Balance Ball Seats, Bean Bag Seats and Comfy Floor Seats (flexible seating) in our classroom!

  • $902 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

If I were to describe my classroom in five words, they would be: authentic, rigorous, supportive, engaging, and community. The students in my class have ownership of their learning, and a lot of what happens, happens organically. My passion for learning is recognized by each and every one of my students. I created an environment where it is essential to take risks and establish deeper learning, having the students engage and become a community. They live by the idea that it is important to always try their best while using the 7 habits!

But, all of my students are in a low-income, high poverty area, and are faced with several challenges both in and outside the classroom.

To combat the challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful experiences. Can you help us close the achievement gap for the students who do not have the necessary materials to succeed?

My Project

Within schools, it is very important that we provide students with choice. Flexible seating will allow students choice, which allows students to take charge over their learning. Providing students with choices will also empower them! Students will be able to choose if they sit on a wobble chair to help regulate themselves. They can also choose to sit on a balance ball or flexible desk.

The items that I selected will provide students with additional seating options that will help them make more effective learning decisions.

Students will be able to move their bodies in ways that research says focuses them.

It turns out that there is quite a lot of research that spending too much time sitting is just plain unhealthy. Giving kids choices, such as standing, laying down, bouncing a bit while they are working, etc. are all healthier options for kids. There is also a lot of research that shows that children learn better while they are moving.

Help me help my students make the choice to take charge of their learning!

Ms. Canarick
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
DD420SB - Calming Colors® Little Beanbag Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
DD420SG - Calming Colors® Little Beanbag Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
DD380X - Calming Colors® Soft Seats - Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $47.99 2 $95.98
WC218 - Automatic Ball Inflator • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 4 $59.96
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$725.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$766.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$135.30

Total project goal

$902.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$902.00

2 Donors

-$565.47

Donations toward project cost

-$563.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$238.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$202.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$98.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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