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Ms. Tietjen from Clifton NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping Fidgety Students Do Great Work!

Help me give my students different items like wobble chairs that will help them with the fidgeting, but be able to focus while doing their work.

  • $1,259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a school counselor for two elementary schools, 2 days in one and 3 days in the other. I have over 300 students in grades K - 5 who attend their neighborhood elementary school. Our town is incredibly diverse with over 50% of our students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, which means their household is at or below poverty level. Many students who grow up in poverty have significant challenges to overcome, which could include lack of positive role models, stable home lives, nutritious meals, or access to healthcare.

My students come into my room for emotional support and counseling, sometimes just wanting someone to listen.

These young people are bright, genuine, and look forward to attending school each day. Many are bilingual, with parents who speak a primary language other than English at home.

Thank you for supporting our students and helping us close the achievement gap for these incredible minds.

My Project

Flexible seating in the classroom will allow my great students the chance to learn and make the best choices while be able to fidget at their desks. During class time they will be able to use the wobble seats to move around on, instead of having to sit in a ordinary chair. As a counselor, I want to be able to focus my attention with students that cannot sit still and give them different seating options because all children should be given the option to move around.

By donating to the project, you will be giving children that have attention issues to be able to focus and overall increase their academic ability.

By having flexible seating, it will create a fun and comfortable seating for the children. It will also help prevent student interruptions who got off task.

By having items available like pencil fidgets, wiggle cushions, and wobble chairs will give students in the classroom a chance to be in control of their learning. Other items like building blocks, and the self esteem game will give students a chance to come to the counselors office to take a break from the classroom.

Ms. Tietjen
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair - Wobble Chairs Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 17.75" Wobble Chair Kids ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Blue - Age Range 7-12y • Amazon Business $65.99 5 $329.95
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Black • Amazon Business $54.99 5 $274.95
Wiggle Seat Inflatable Sensory Chair Cushion for Kids - Green • Amazon Business $24.99 8 $199.92
The Talking, Feeling & Doing Card Games Set • Amazon Business $149.90 1 $149.90
Super Secret Surprise Sack Triple Fidget Pencil Topper Pack (36 pc) with 1 • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Totem the feel good game, Self-Esteem Game for Counseling, Team Building, Family • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Lewo Wooden Stacking Board Games Building Blocks for Kids - 48 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$1,024.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,070.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$188.83

Total project goal

$1,258.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,258.84

9 Donors

-$1,203.13

Donations toward project cost

-$1,025.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$177.32

match offer

-$52.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$44.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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