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Mrs. Yorke from Woodland Hills CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Flexible in Our Room! (Seating That Is)

My students need flexible seating in order to maximize their learning potential.

  • $2,632 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is one that has a wide range of abilities.

Twenty percent of the students in each classroom have identified special needs.

This is a full inclusion school, meaning that all learners are in one classroom all day. Our model forces its teachers to teach to all learners using a wide variety of tools to reach all students.

In our school setting, we have a huge range of needs that we are constantly looking for any way we can help differentiate curriculum for all students within the same classroom. Any support you can provide for our classroom would be greatly appreciated!

My Project

While we give our students the opportunities to move their bodies throughout the day (as we change activities, enter/leave the classroom, turn in work, etc.), when we are asking students to do their best concentration, we are asking them to sit in their seats. Now, what if that seat is not the best option for success?

That is why we would like to adapt our classroom to become flexible and provide alternative options from a standard desk and chair.

With a group of diverse learners, with different needs, successes and challenges, it can be difficult to find a system that works for everyone. So, we as a class brainstormed what type of seats would help ensure the most success. My students came up with the list that we are asking for your help in funding. They also came up with a place to put their materials since they will no longer be using the inside of their desks. My students are exhilarated by having a new type of classroom environment where they can pick their seat based on what they need at that time of the day.

This will essentially create a student-centered learning environment where students learn their own successes with seating.

Students will choose from standing desks, wiggle stools, lap desks, stability balls, and various chairs. They will choose the tool that will create the best learning environment of them.

With this power of choice, student engagement will increase and behaviors will decrease. During whole-group instruction, students will sit on the carpet, but during independent or group work time, they will choose their workspace.

Not only will the ability to make a choice be motivating for students, the seating options themselves will promote better focus and student engagement.

Mrs. Yorke
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 1201BE Alphabetter Stand-Up Desk with Swinging Footrest Bar, 28" x 20" Standard Top, Black Frame/Beige Top • Amazon Business $186.31 2 $372.62
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 18" H, Black, LNT-3046-18BK • Amazon Business $76.71 4 $306.84
SONGMICS Black Shoe Rack Bench,3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Organizer,Storage Shelf,Holds Up to 264 Lbs, Ideal for Entryway Hallway Bathroom Living Room and Corridor ULBS04H • Amazon Business $43.99 4 $175.96
Safavieh California Premium Shag Collection SG151-7575 Silver Round Area Rug (6'7" Diameter) • Amazon Business $113.54 1 $113.54
Back Jack Floor Chair (Original BackJack Chairs) - Standard Size (Black) • Amazon Business $51.39 2 $102.78
Trideer Exercise Ball (45-85cm) EXTRA THICK Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball Quick Pump (Office & Home & Gym) (Grey&White, 55cm) • Amazon Business $24.99 4 $99.96
Portable Multiuse Adjustable Recliner Stadium Seat by Trademark Innovations (Light Green) • Amazon Business $32.89 3 $98.67
Trideer Air Stability Ring, Keep Your Balance Ball Stable, Perfect for Exercise Ball Chair, Suitable for 55cm -75cm Stability Ball (Ring Only) (Black (for 55cm&65cm Exercise Ball), Ring Only) • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $31.19 2 $62.38
Folding Lap Desk, laptop desk, Breakfast Table, Bed Table, Serving Tray - The lapdesk Contains Extra Storage space and dividers, & folds very easy,great for kids, adults, boys, girls • Amazon Business $19.97 3 $59.91
Storex Book Bin with Label Holder, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7 Inches, Black, Case of 6 (70109E06C) • Amazon Business $10.48 4 $41.92
Trademark Innovations Fitness and Balance Disc Seat, 13", Green • Amazon Business $14.06 2 $28.12
Trademark Innovations Fitness and Balance Disc Seat, Yellow • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
LapGear MyDesk, - Pink (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $19.79 1 $19.79
LapGear MyDesk Lap Desk - Black (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
15-25 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

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