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Ms. Galasso from Brooklyn NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Focused in a Flexible Classroom!

Help me give my students a class set of stability balls to use instead of chairs!

  • $1,781 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our first grade ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching) class is filled with 25 high energetic and active learners. Our classroom has a diverse population, with a number of English Language Learners, students with Special Needs, and students who function on grade level.

Each day our students come to class eager to learn with huge smiles on their faces, despite all the obstacles and challenges they faced the night before.

They take pride in their learning, our classroom, and our school.

Our students learn best through hands-on activities and real-life experiences. Our school is a Title I school and only allows for a small amount of funding for classroom supplies and trips. It's never enough to cover the needs of our students in the classroom.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools are adjustable and will allow students to sit at desk/higher tables but will still allow some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. They can also be used as an alternative chair if needed! The comfy ball seats and the blow up chair seats will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Ms. Galasso
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chairs Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Flexible Seating Classroom- Children Who Can’t Sit Still - 17.75" Wobble Chair - Corrects Posture | Green • Amazon Business $59.99 6 $359.94
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 2 $200.00
Trideer Inflated Wobble Cushion - Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids(Multiple Colors), Core Balance Disc (Extra Thick), Flexible Seating for All Age(Office & School & Home) • Amazon Business $19.98 6 $119.88
GreenForest Desk Chair for Kids Cute Office Swivel Task Chair, Teen Student Study Rolling Chair Low Back, Hollow Star Pink • Amazon Business $59.39 2 $118.78
GreenForest Children Student Chair, Low-Back Armless Adjustable Swivel Ergonomic Home Office Student Computer Desk Chair, Hollow Star Turquoise • Amazon Business $55.99 2 $111.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair Active Classroom Desk Alternative Seating | Built-In Stay-Put Soft Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, 45cm, Pink • Amazon Business $16.98 6 $101.88
GreenForest Children Student Chair, Low-Back Armless Adjustable Swivel Ergonomic Home Office Student Computer Desk Chair, Hollow Star Purple • Amazon Business $45.53 2 $91.06
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children/Teens/Boys/Girls/Smartphones/School/Kindle/Airplane Travel/Plane/Tablet (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96
Teacher Created Resources Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll, Black - 77314 • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
iPad Charger iPhone Charger [Apple MFi Certified] Ostrich by Novobit 12W USB Wall Charger Foldable Portable Travel Plug with USB to Lightning Cable Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Airpod • Amazon Business $11.90 4 $47.60
SimpleHouseware Heavy Duty 3-Tier Metal Utility Rolling Cart, Black • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
Chalkboard Brights Hanging Paper Fans • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Teacher Created Resources 3498 Chalkboard Brights Circles Die-Cut Border Trim • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
RUBFAC 5pcs Colorful Paper Garland Circle Dots Party Hanging Rainbow Decorations for Birthday Wedding, Classroom Candyland Streamers (66ft) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Teacher Created Resources Teal Scalloped Rolled Border Trim - 50ft - Decorate Bulletin Boards, Walls, Desks, Windows, Doors, Lockers, Schools, Classrooms, Homeschool & Offices • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Carson Dellosa Scalloped Bulletin Board Border—Hot Pink Rolled Border for Bulletin Boards, Desks, Locker Displays, Homeschool or Classroom Decor (2.25" x 36') • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Carson Dellosa Scalloped Bulletin Board Border—Lime Green Rolled Border for Bulletin Boards, Desks, Locker Displays, Homeschool or Classroom Decor (2.25" x 36') • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$1,359.09

Vendor shipping charges

$103.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,513.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$267.08

Total project goal

$1,780.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,780.55

2 Donors

-$1,067.31

Donations toward project cost

-$1,037.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$560.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$476.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.03

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$153.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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