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Mrs. Rife from Lancaster OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Busy Bodies Find a Seat!

My students need balance balls, wobble cushions, and stools to keep their busy bodies active while still being engaged in learning.

  • $435 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergartners burst into the door every morning full of stories, questions, and observations about the world. They are kindergarten superheroes ready to help, try, learn and grow.

Our favorite catch-phrase is "I don't know how to do this, YET!"

My district is rural/suburban with approximately 60 percent of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Our area has been hit hard with the recent opioid crisis, affecting many students' home lives. Some of my students have not traveled more than 20 miles away from our town. For my students, school is a safe place where they can play and learn about the world around them.

My Project

Kindergarteners are expected to learn A LOT about reading, writing, and arithmetic, but sitting in a traditional chair all day is not realistic for busy 5 and 6-year-olds. We take frequent breaks and move from tables to carpet, but we need more movement opportunities. I would like for my students to choose which seat helps them do their best work.

These flexible seating options will allow my Kindergarteners to remain engaged all day long.

Students will be allowed to choose at which type of seating they want to work. The balance balls will allow students to move around while working. The wobble cushions provides sensory input and movement for students. The throw pillows will be a comfortable seat for students who do their best work on the floor. The stools are perfect for students who like to work at a higher table.

Mrs. Rife
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 3 $59.94
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 $19.34 3 $58.02
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $54.74 1 $54.74
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Kiwi • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Orange • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97

Materials cost

$334.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.22

Total project goal

$434.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.82

3 Donors

-$434.82

Donations toward project cost

-$369.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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