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Mrs. Nolan from Dallas PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Individual Seating Options

My students need a variety of seating and desk options to suit their individual needs. The Gaiam Balance Ball chairs will help some of my more "active" learners get their energy out while focusing on work.

  • $760 goal

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My Students

I am a learning support teacher at a public elementary school. The students in my room have learning and emotional disabilities. I also have students with Autism in my classes. I would like to be able to offer them a variety of flexible seating options to suit their individual preferences. Very few of them can sit for an entire class in a stiff chair. By having choices of seating options or standing desks to work at, the length of their work time and involvement in class can be strengthened.

My Project

Our classroom budgets have been cut from previous years, which has left little room for some of the extras. It's these extras though that can make the difference for some students. The students in my classroom would greatly benefit from flexible seating options so they can have an outlet to get their energy out while they work. The kick bands for the chairs are a great example of this. The Gaiam balance balls for seating would also aid the students who need to move during instruction times. This way their movements are not completely distracting to the other students working in the room.

My students need seating that is as individual as they are.

Their academic needs and goals cannot be accomplished if they are distracted or uncomfortable while learning and working. I recently found a few of my students are working better while standing. Unfortunately, traditional tables and desks do not comfortably accommodate this. The standing desk on my wishlist would help them tremendously. Thank you for giving some truly deserving students classroom work options and seating choices.

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Grey/Orange • Amazon Business $59.99 3 $179.97
DOEWORKS Mobile Stand Up Desk Height Adjustable Computer Work Station Home Office Desk With Wheels,Black • Amazon Business $64.99 2 $129.98
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and, Black • Amazon Business $79.98 1 $79.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
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 4 $67.96
Laptop Bed Tray Table NNEWVANTE Foldable Laptop Bed Desk Lap Desk Portable Travel Table, Breakfast Tray with legs Colouring Desk for Bed Couch Floor, Adults Students Kids(Green) • Amazon Business $13.93 3 $41.79
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99

Materials cost

$606.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$645.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.95

Total project goal

$759.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$759.64

14 Donors

-$561.11

Donations toward project cost

-$479.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.17

match offer

-$195.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$165.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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