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Mrs. Ghaffary from North Hills CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Teenage Students Balanced and Engaged!

Help me give my students a flexible seating option. Balance balls, wobble chairs are not just for elementary students. Help me provide options for my students to keep their brains moving and awake while learning!

  • $571 goal

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My Students

My students are an amazing group of learners. They come from one of the poorest neighborhoods in Southern California, yet despite this fact the large majority of my students see themselves as college bound. This is primarily because of the fact that our school community has created an incredibly strong college bound culture. My students are typical high school students. I teach 10th and 11th grade students who, while having a strong curiosity and high interest in learning- struggle to concentrate.

My 21st century learners struggle to learn sitting at desks that were designed decades ago.

My students love working collaboratively, and learn the best in this manner.

My school is located in a low-socioeconomic area, and is a designated Title I high school.

My Project

I surveyed my students in the beginning of the school year regarding seating options. Over 90% of my students indicated that they would enjoy and utilize flexible seating options such as balance balls and wobble chairs. Many indicated that it was hard for them to concentrate and sit still in traditional desks.

These flexible seating options will help provide my students with the ability to make their own choices and to empower my students to decide how they learn best.

I have selected balance balls and wobble chairs to help my students become more engaged and moving during class time.

High School students spend hours a day sitting in class. These flexible seating resources will help students work collaboratively and not feel stuck in a desk designed decades ago.

Mrs. Ghaffary
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trideer 75cm Exercise Ball Chair, Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $37.99 4 $151.96
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Age Range 7-12 - Flexible Seating Classroom - 17.75" Tall - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture – Black • Amazon Business $64.99 2 $129.98
Safco Products Zenergy Ball Chair 4750BL, Black, Low Profile, Active Seating, Steel Legs • Amazon Business $129.40 1 $129.40

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