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Ms. Floch from Memphis TN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Cozy in the Classroom- Flex Seating - Part II

Help me give my students flexible seating options to help them feel comfortable and safe while reading and learning!

  • $670 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in an outstanding school with highly motivated students in Memphis, TN. We are a public school where students have to maintain high academic standards, display integrity, learn to become community and academic leaders and provide service to others.

It is a small Title I school within the Shelby County School system.

I love the enthusiasm and goal-driven nature of these students. They take opportunities to grow seriously and keep me motivated as an educator to keep finding new goals for us to pursue together.

My Project

Recent research shows that classroom flexibility is about as important as air quality, light, or temperature in boosting academic outcomes. Not all students fit in the same spaces as easily as others. This year, I have gone desk-less, which has made a world of difference in focus and engagement.

With less opportunity to expel energy via physical activity during the day, students are prone to distraction and frustration.

Providing my students with seating options that allow for movement and ease of re-configuration creates the possibility for more concentration and retention.

Language Learning, Reading and Global Competencies are vital to developing compassion and skills necessary to be clear communicators and future leaders. However, these classes require vulnerability and mental plasticity. Sitting in an uncomfortable chair that is too small only makes it harder to maintain an academic mindset.

This is more than a fad, or the new thing to do. It is a research-based solution to the greater and greater issue of student stress and fatigue.

Ms. Floch
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SDADI 2 Inches Carpet Wheels Mobile Standing Desk Stand Up Desk Height Adjustable Home Office Desk with Standing and Seating 2 Modes 3.0 Edition, Light Grain S001WFLT • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
Kore Pre-Teen Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Home & School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 10-11, Grade 5-6, Dark Blue (18in) • Amazon Business $66.99 2 $133.98
Children's Factory Rainbow Rest Mats - Set of 5 Colors Classroom Furniture - CF350-034 • Amazon Business $118.99 1 $118.99
Big Joe 645185 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
bintiva 2 Pack - Inflated Stability Balance Disc, Including Free Pump - Bulk Packaging • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98

Materials cost

$530.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$568.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.39

Total project goal

$669.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$669.28

2 Donors

-$642.81

Donations toward project cost

-$568.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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