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Ms. Pederson from Phoenix AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Must Stay Flexible..With Flexible Seating!

My students need flexible seating options! The wobble chairs and lap desks offer alternative seating so each student has a choice of where he or she can be the most successful in our classroom.

  • $522 goal

This project expired on July 11, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As second language learners, many of my students enter my classroom not knowing how to speak any English. What has amazed me year after year, though, is their ability to band together as a family and help one another succeed. The students in my room learn not only Math, Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies, but they learn how to use their manners, be kind, and help each other no matter what their background story is.

All of my kids have one thing in common though, and that is their love for learning.

The students have very curious minds, and are constantly stretching my thinking with their questions, comments and points of view. Even the struggling students are eager learners, and are very determined to make growth in their skills to ensure they can help their peers in need. It is the hard work and perseverance of these students that continue to encourage me to give my all.

My Project

The use of flexible seating in my classroom has many benefits to each student who shares the room with me. With a variety of seating options, students become in charge of their own learning and ultimately become more engaged and on task during class time. It's important to understand that each child in my room has completely different needs emotionally and academically. Therefore, there isn't any reason why it makes sense to say each child can do their best learning in a regular desk and chair.

Students feel empowered when they are given the opportunity to be in charge of their learning and make their own decisions within the classroom.

We all have those students who insist on tipping their chairs on the back two legs while they work. The only thing a teacher can think when that is happening is the many different ways the student can hurt themselves if he or she would to fall over. The wobble stools provide movement for children who need some stimulation to remain focused during work times.There are also certain kiddos who feel more comfortable sitting or sprawling out on the floor, this is where the lap desks come into play. The lap desks are great because the student also gets to choose the best space in the classroom to take their supplies, work, and stay focused and comfortable. The wobble cushions provide a different type of stimulation during work time. Overall, all of these choices for seating in my classroom will lead to increased engagement and interest which in turn will lead to higher achievement!

Ms. Pederson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Black - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $59.80 4 $239.20
Large Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Adults Students Kids Young Color(Blue) • Amazon Business $18.39 4 $73.56
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

Materials cost

$380.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$443.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.29

Total project goal

$521.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$521.94

2 Donors

-$521.94

Donations toward project cost

-$443.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.29

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$0.00

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