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Teacher Chastain from Granbury TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights, Seats, Learning!

My students need a variety of flexible seating options in order to meet their academic and special needs. The wobble seats, stability chairs, and light covers will provide a customized learning environment for these students.

  • $578 goal

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My Students

My students are a very diverse group of learners. They are bright, ambitious learners with an abundance of energy. They are eager to learn and willing to try new things.

Current research shows that students learn better when provided flexible seating options and alternative lighting.

Flexible seating allows students a choice of seating, as well as movement while seated. The lighting in classrooms is extremely important to learning also. One of the major causes of stress in schools is over-lighting. Fluorescent lights are the worst and their constant flickering is distracting and can cause headaches as well as reduce the amount of serotonin in the brain. Commercially produced light filters can be used over fluorescent fixtures to diffuse the light.

In an effort to promote optimal learning for all my students, I would like to create a classroom environment that offers flexible seating which generates movement and focus, as well as alternative lighting which will reduce stress and distractions.

My Project

By providing flexible seating and light enhancement within my classroom, my diverse learners will be able to address their personal needs, focus more effectively, and reach optimal learning.

Flexible seating options will provide students who struggle with the need to move and those with special needs such as ADHD and OHI to engage in needed movement, while staying engaged in the learning process.

Having the option of movement while working, allows students to release their energy in a positive manner. In doing so, students are engaged more effectively in the learning process with less class distractions. We need stools, Wobble Chairs and more.

Using fluorescent light filters in the classroom softens the lighting, which reduces stress, lessens distractions, improves focus, and optimizes the learning process for students.

Teacher Chastain
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
Trideer Air Stability Ring for Office Exercise Ball Chair with Pump, Suitable for 65cm & 75cm Stability ball (Ring Only) (Black, Ring Only) • Amazon Business $15.99 6 $95.94
Abilitations Cozy Shades Softening Light Filters - 54 x 24 inches - Pack of 4 - Purple • Amazon Business $41.98 2 $83.96
Abilitations Integrations Stabili-T-Stool, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $36.95 2 $73.90
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Rose) • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96

Materials cost

$453.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$490.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.57

Total project goal

$577.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$577.12

2 Donors

-$557.12

Donations toward project cost

-$473.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.57

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

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$0.00

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