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Ms. Kimberly from Salina KS is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Flexible, Flexible!

My students need flexible seating options - such as stability ball chairs and stools.

  • $575 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I school. What that means is that the students may come from a very low economic group of families. They may have some challenges in their home lives. Our school becomes a place where they can seek and receive love - a safe place for them to connect with their teacher, friends and receive lots of love and positive encouragement.

They are super-excitable, energetic first graders who are just beginning their educational journey and need all the positive encouragement and love they can get to develop their passion for learning!

They love school and routine, they are talkative and social, they tell stories and share. We may have some challenges along the way, but with kindness and positive prompting, they can be successful at school and feel proud of the work they are doing and not judged by others. They are full of potential that is just starting to be tapped and explored!

My Project

Movement is especially important to my first graders. Some of them may have difficulty sitting still and focusing all of their energy on the lessons being shared, but with flexible seating they have the opportunity to move and still be engaged with learning - they don't need to choose between the two; they are less distracted.

With the seating options I have chosen, specifically the yoga balls, it will allow my students the opportunity to wobble, rock, bounce and use that excess energy they seem to have in abundance and allow them to continue to be actively engaged with learning.

The stools I selected can be utilized for small group activities and give the students another variation in seating options. Flexible seating just gives my first graders a chance to be active all day and I know it will allow their for their learning to be more focused; and, as an added bonus, it can help to develop their core strength and improve their posture!

Ms. Kimberly
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Exercise Stability Ball Chair with Hand Pump Use For CrossFit, Yoga, Balance & Core Strength Training, Non-Slip & Anti-Burst Extra Thick Fitness Ball(Turkis&45CM) • Amazon Business $15.99 20 $319.80
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 $51.29 2 $102.58

Materials cost

$422.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.21

Total project goal

$574.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$574.71

5 Donors

-$454.12

Donations toward project cost

-$395.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.12

match offer

-$110.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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