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Mrs. Rutledge from Gravette AR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning in Motion With Flexible Seating

My students need Wobble Chairs so they can move while their mind is expanding. They need ball chairs so they can bounce while creating. They deserve the right to move while learning!

  • $525 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the best and the brightest! We are all unique and learn in many different ways. One thing that I have noticed is the level of engagement when a student gets to sit in my orange fancy chair, our wobbly chair, or on an exercise ball. Because we learn in so many different ways, I believe that all my students would benefit from flexible seating around the classroom. Showing my students that they can have a choice in where they sit and keeping movement going for those who need constant movement, gives them encouragement and motivation to do their very best daily.

My Project

Research has shown that when students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Flexible seating in my classroom will encourage students to find their best spot to stay calm, focused and productive. These seating options allow them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength. In turn, this burns more calories and increases metabolism. It also helps keep young minds more alert and focused. Please help me to get my students flexible seating to increase the best chance for learning in 2nd grade!

Mrs. Rutledge
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 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"! - Red - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 2 $125.90
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"! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 2 $125.90
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $55.98 1 $55.98
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Turkis), 65cm) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 20"/50CM, Orange) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$378.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$445.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.65

Total project goal

$524.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$524.32

6 Donors

-$504.02

Donations toward project cost

-$445.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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