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Mrs. Portuese from West Orange NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's FLEX our Classroom Muscles!

My students need stability balls, wobble cushions, bean bag chairs, and lap desks in order to maximize their learning outside of the "traditional" classroom space.

  • $423 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First Grade is an important year of learning and development. Students start in September as emerging readers and leave in June reading fluently! While our students are diverse in their needs we all join together as a classroom community focused on learning and doing our best!

Our class is filled with 20 smart, energetic, and lively first grade students, who are constantly ON THE MOVE!

It is an inclusion classroom with students of varying strengths and abilities. Many students need movement breaks for alternate seating to maintain attention and focus throughout the day. In this class it is important for ALL students have the potential to be successful, no matter what!

My Project

Classroom organization is an important factor in student learning and growth. Students often need movement breaks and different seating choices in order to do their best learning. Our students spend a significant portion of their day reading independently, with partners and in small groups. Bean bag chairs, wobble cushions, and stools provide them with different options of where to sit to maintain focus and attention on their reading.

Providing flexible seating allows students to make a choice how and where they will do their best work each day.

As a first grade teacher it is important for students to be their own advocates on how they learn best. Providing them with opportunities for choice outside the "traditional" classroom seating options helps them take charge of their own learning.

Mrs. Portuese
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green • Amazon Business $21.77 4 $87.08
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
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 $52.76 1 $52.76
Posh Bean Bag Chair for Children, Teens & Adults - 27", Chevron Green and White • Amazon Business $41.40 1 $41.40
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, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Urban Shop WK659937 Microsuede Sacuer Chair, Adult, Pink • Amazon Business $35.34 1 $35.34

Materials cost

$324.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$359.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.42

Total project goal

$422.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$422.79

5 Donors

-$422.79

Donations toward project cost

-$359.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.42

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$0.00

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