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Mrs. Wood from Gilbert AZ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

In Search of Flexible Seating Paradise

My students need flexible seating options. The Flex-Space Balance Ball will provide students movement as needed. The comfy floor seat will provide another seating option for independent learning.

  • $227 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an educator of 75 students K-6 students, I am always searching for materials that will captivate, motivate and educate a wide variety of learning styles. I have updated curriculum and classroom resources. Recently, I have started to focus on the physical space for my students.

I need to offer flexible options to meet the learning needs of my students as well as their varied sizes.

These lower, middle class students are not often the focus of school budget discussions and decisions, but comfortable seating options will nevertheless enrich the students' experiences in my class and at such a reasonable cost.

My Project

For over 100 years, classrooms have been organized around desks in rows. I have moved away from the 30 desks in rows to tables, but some of my students struggle with sitting at a standard height table. When given the choice, they overwhelmingly prefer to stand at the counter, stand and work on the top of the cubbies, or stretch out on the floor to complete a task, rather than sit at a traditional height table.

With the flexible seating options, my students will not only be able to make a choice of how they learn, but they will be able to simply focus on the task at hand.

The floor chairs and the flex ball seats will help all of my students-students with ADHD and students who have multi-sensory needs. Overall, this will help them to work collaboratively, communicate, and engage in critical thinking.

Mrs. Wood
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$149.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.05

Total project goal

$226.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$226.98

1 Donor

-$192.93

Donations toward project cost

-$192.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.05

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$0.00

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