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Mrs. M from Upland CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can’t Sit Still

Help me give my students options for flexible seating to give them a chance to move.

  • $626 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a diverse population of students. The majority are ELL students. Most of my students come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, they have limited experiences. Many have focus issues and have a hard time sitting in the “hard plastic school chairs.” Our desks are heavy and cumbersome and are not easily moved to allow for flexible seating. Our district is being faced with economic cutbacks, thus making it difficult to request any type of flexible seating. I have used personal funds to purchase bean bags, to have a couch brought in, to buy pillows—all have been greatly enjoyed and beneficial for my students.

My Project

Children have a need to move around and to be safe doing so. They have sensory issues that inhibit their learning. As adults, we have options to optimize our work environment. Why shouldn’t students have the same options? If they need to stand, or rock or tip, they should be able to do so. Unfortunately, there aren’t funds, in the public schools, like in the private sector, to meet the needs of every child, yet we expect every child to learn. Giving students the option of flexible seating opens up the concept of a “safe and comfortable” environment to learn.

Mrs. M
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hokki Stool 18" Red • Kaplan Early Learning Company $113.36 4 $453.44

Materials cost

$453.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$41.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$531.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.83

Total project goal

$625.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$625.56

13 Donors

-$401.93

Donations toward project cost

-$351.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$212.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$180.20

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.63

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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