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Ms. Mickiewicz from Springfield MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Flexible!

My students need balance chairs and bouncy bands that will help them learn and move!

  • $337 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers, and a safe learning environment.

My students are from an inner city school and are from low-income families.

Our school has a poverty rate of over 96 percent.

The opportunity and achievement gaps are apparent among our student population. Teachers are expected to deliver excellent instruction in science, math, English, and social studies without the requisite tools to teach our students. We aim high to achieve success!

My Project

My kindergartners are busy and growing children. Students need to be able to move to help foster learning. The bounce balls will allow students to bounce, while the legs providing safety and stability. The chair bands will allow the students that need constant movement while they work. Some of my students need the ability to bounce their feet and feel the tension to relieve their anxiety, hyperactivity, and/or frustration.

Children who jump, squat and move their bodies during math and ELA may learn more effectively than students in typical sedentary classrooms.

Studies show, students who move while learning, have a higher chance of absorbing more.

Having flexible seating in the classroom where children can bounce, rock and sit without the restriction of a chair back will maximize the amount of work that students are able to attend to.

Ms. Mickiewicz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA484 - Flex-Space 17" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $113.94 1 $113.94
WC218 - Automatic Ball Inflator • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Bouncy Bands(r) for Chairs • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 5 $59.30

Materials cost

$243.23

Vendor shipping charges

$8.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$285.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.43

Total project goal

$336.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$336.21

1 Donor

-$168.09

Donations toward project cost

-$142.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.21

match offer

-$168.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$142.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.22

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$0.00

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