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Ms. Michael from Phoenix AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gifted Students Being Held Back by Seating Options

My students need flexible seating options to support their high-level alternative thinking!

  • $436 goal

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My Students

Teachers inspire dreams, realize potential and maximize success. In my Project Potential classroom, students are supported to be anything they want to be. My students deserve hands-on experiences that will set them up for an accomplished future. They know that it is acceptable to make mistakes because that simply means they are trying! These students are our future engineers, scientists, doctors, and CEOs.

At our Title I school, students would not get the critical skills they are worthy of if it were not for their teachers.

They come from many countries speaking different languages, but have one commonality which is their desire and love to learn! Receiving an excellent education and being exposed to technology is a necessity to inspire my learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

We need bouncy balls, bean bag chairs, couches, yoga mats, and flexible furniture to create alternative seating options in our classroom. Traditional desks and chairs are too restricting for my free thinkers! Gifted students thrive on choice. Having the choice of sitting on an exercise ball, bean bag chair or laying on the floor offers choice to students every day. They have the options when picking the best place for their thinking to thrive. The flexible seating items I am requesting will increase motivation, engagement and creativity. These items will allow students to meet their sensory needs, increase oxygen flow to their brains, and give them choice within the classroom environment. Educational research and best practices support flexible seating arrangements to help support learning within the classroom.

My gifted students have brains that are never limited, but their bodies are!

By implementing a flexible seating environment my hope is that students will have physical freedom too. I want to empower my students by giving them the opportunity to have choices.

Ms. Michael
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $25.50 2 $51.00
Bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc, Gray, 13 inches(33 cm) • Amazon Business $16.79 3 $50.37
Exercise Ball - Professional Grade Anti-Burst Yoga Fitness, Balance Ball for Pilates, Yoga, Stability Training and Physical Therapy (Silver, 55cm (No Pump)) • Amazon Business $15.63 3 $46.89
Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Steel Grey - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover & Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack - Indoor Furniture By Panda Sleep • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Seville Classics Foldable Storage Ottoman, Charcoal Gray (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $27.55 1 $27.55
Milliard Anti-Burst Peanut Ball Variety Pack - Approximate Sizes: Green 39x20" (100x50cm) & Blue 31x15" (80x40cm) Physio Roll • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Silky Soft Hand Feeling Faux Fur Throw Pillow Cover 18"x 18" Pack of 2 (without Pillow Insert), Fluffy Shaggy Plush Square Cushion Case, Home Decor for Sofa Couch Chair Bed Car, Solid Gray • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Throw it Super Soft Cozy Silky Hand Feeling Plush Faux Fur Square Throw Pillow Case Cover 18"x18" Pack of 2,Light Green • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

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