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Ms. Keith from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping the Ball Rolling

My students need stools, a bench, yoga mats and balls and scoop rockers to break away from the traditional tables and chairs.

  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is a Title I school, where every student receives free breakfast and lunch daily because of the extremely high number of families that qualify.

All students come from different backgrounds and our school is a place where that is celebrated and embraced every day.

Kindergarten is a grade where many students are coming to school for the first time and are truly diving into the world of education. With advancing curriculum and the adversity some students have coming into school, kindergarten is the time and place to explore, experiment, and find a love for education.

My Project

Some individuals were just not made to sit perfectly at a table with a chair. Sitting still and focusing for 15+ minutes may not seem like much to an adult, but asking 25 five/six-year-olds to do it is no easy thing for the students or myself. Expectations for young children get higher every year, why not give students some freedom in areas that are possible to do so?

This year I would like to give all students an opportunity to sit the traditional way or to find a way that may better suit their need to stretch out, stand, or move to work.

The yoga balls and scoop rockers give them the opportunity to move without disturbing their work or other students. The yoga mats allow students to sit or lay in different positions safely and also have some cushion in between them and the carpet. The bench gives them back support and a group of students can sit together or lay their legs out. Nearly all of these items can be moved around easily, which also gives them the freedom to choose where they would like to sit anywhere in the classroom.

A big step in this shift of seating is that students will have the ability to choose what works best for them, letting them explore different options and their own personal needs/preferences.

Ms. Keith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball - Exercise Stability Yoga Ball, Kids Alternative Flexible Seating for Active Children in Home or Classroom (Satisfaction Guarantee), Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business $14.57 5 $72.85
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $50.83 1 $50.83
IRIS USA 595906 Kbn-3 Kid's Wooden Storage Bench, Blue • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Tone Fitness Black Extra Thick High Density Exercise / Yoga Mat, with Carrying Strap • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Scoop Rockers - Set of 6 • Nasco $41.95 1 $41.95

Materials cost

$265.57

Vendor shipping charges

$4.20

State sales tax

$21.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.42

Total project goal

$382.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.81

1 Donor

-$341.89

Donations toward project cost

-$325.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.92

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$0.00

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