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Mrs. Simmons from New Lebanon NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Giving Students Voice and Choice in Their Learning Environment!

Help me give my students stability ball chairs for our flexible seating classroom!

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, reflective and full of questions! They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically.

My classroom is truly a community where my students feel loved, safe and accepted.

I incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each students' needs are met, right where they are!

My Project

Flexible seating is the first step towards independent learning. It allows children to make choices alone, rather than being told what to do, or in this case where to sit. Giving children a choice unlocks the ability for them to solve problems which, in turn, will make children more proactive learners when they are older. This first step of allowing flexible seating unlocks collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking among children.

"SITTING STILL" ISN'T ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

Children need to move.

My classroom offers a variety of seating choices (standing tables, floor tables, stools, lap desks, etc). Flexible seating allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength. In turn, this burns more calories and increases metabolism. It also helps keep young minds more alert and focused.

An uncomfortable student, is a distracted and unproductive student. Flexible seating encourages students to find their best spot to stay calm, focused and productive. Stability ball chairs would be a great addition to our classroom!

Mrs. Simmons
Grades 3-5
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, Blue/Green • Amazon Business $64.98 1 $64.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 3 $59.94

Materials cost

$124.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.67

Total project goal

$184.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.46

4 Donors

-$180.05

Donations toward project cost

-$156.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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