You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Garcia from El Cajon CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through FLEXIBLE and FUN Seating

My students need Sit N Gym balls, wobble chairs and soft seats for flexible seating options.

  • $1,065 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a dual language school that serves a large number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch as well as a large number of English language learners (ELLs). More specifically, 77% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch and 53% of our students are considered ELLs. Despite these statistics, our school has been recognized as an effective school by the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST). In addition, we were also recognized as a Gold Ribbon School by the state of California. We are a an effective school because we have a rigorous curriculum and high expectations for each of our students.

In my classroom students are immersed in two languages while learning Science, Social Studies, and Math.

I balance the high expectations and rigorous curriculum with activities such as meditation. My students love learning but they also love having fun!

My Project

I teach at a school where we have a rigorous curriculum and high expectations for all of our students. In addition, we expect our students to master two languages. Our students are constantly working hard and delving into rigorous assignments.

As a third grade teacher I strive to make learning fun and engaging for my students.

For instance, we practice meditation in order to help us be more aware of our bodies and also as a way to practice mindfulness. I recently learned about the benefits of a flexible classroom environment and would love to provide my students with the opportunity to further their learning through fun seating. A flexible seating classroom environment will allow my students to learn while having the autonomy to select the learning option that works best for their learning needs. My students will be able to select whether they want to use yoga balls, wobble cushions, wobble chairs, or traditional chairs to support their learning. As research shows the classroom environment plays a critical role in the learning and well being of students. With your support I will be able to continue making learning a productive yet fun experience for my 3rd graders.

Ms. Garcia
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Garcia is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHAIR BALL 35CM -13.5 IN - SIT N GYM - TRANSPARENT W/STARS - EACH • School Specialty $17.96 22 $395.12
CR126BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 4 $319.96
DD371BU - Soft Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 4 $39.96

Materials cost

$755.04

Vendor shipping charges

$39.51

State sales tax

$69.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$904.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$159.70

Total project goal

$1,064.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,064.67

3 Donors

-$989.67

Donations toward project cost

-$841.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$75.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"El Cajon","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5096693],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3023960,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/learning-through-flexible-and-fun-seatin/3023960/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Garcia","authorIds":{"5096693":{"owner":"Ms. Garcia","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3023960],"proposalHash":"2127099832","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5096693_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1516248783956","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21129870,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTEzMTIyNw==","NTIzNDM4NQ==","NTA4NjkxOQ==","NTExNDI1OQ==","MzQwMDExMw=="],"teacherId":5096693,"schoolCounty":"San Diego","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}