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Mrs. Aldridge from Crystal Lake IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Find Zen-Flexible Seating!

My students need alternate seating in the classroom to help them find a space that works best for them. The balance ball chair and yoga mats will give students more options.

  • $348 goal

This project expired on October 26, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my fifth grade students might not have an abundance of financial resources, but what they do have is an abundance of curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

My students are very diverse learners.

Recent test scores show them at various levels, with some well below grade level, while others are scoring high above grade level norms. Some of them need additional support to learn the English language, and some of them need additional support to become strong mathematicians. One thing that they have in common is their love for learning.

My Project

My students come to school full of life and ready to learn! Just like adults get tired of sitting in hard chairs all day, students do too! They need more flexible/comfortable seating options to enhance student engagement and learning.

Studies show that students learn better when they are physically active and comfortable.

With the requested resources, students will be able to bounce on an exercise ball or sit/kneel on the yoga mats. These options will give my students the opportunity to sit comfortably and move around while they are learning.

This project would significantly help my students stay engaged in our learning throughout the day. I want them to feel comfortable and at home in our classroom.

Mrs. Aldridge
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Forest • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
YogaAccessories 1/4" Thick High-Density Deluxe Non-Slip Exercise Pilates & Yoga Mat, Teal Green • Amazon Business $21.95 3 $65.85
YogaAccessories 1/4" Thick High-Density Deluxe Non-Slip Exercise Pilates & Yoga Mat, Dark Lavender • Amazon Business $20.95 3 $62.85
YogaAccessories 1/4" Thick High-Density Deluxe Non-Slip Exercise Pilates & Yoga Mat, Slate Blue • Amazon Business $20.95 3 $62.85

Materials cost

$261.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$295.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.14

Total project goal

$347.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$347.59

7 Donors

-$347.20

Donations toward project cost

-$295.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.39

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$0.00

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