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Mrs. Otieku from Alameda CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make our AWESOME class more AWESOME

Help me give my students the freedom to choose how they learn best with chairs, stools and recliner seats.

  • $769 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are learners of all types and their brains are as unique as everything else about them. They are "smart" in many different ways. They are intra-personal, interpersonal, naturalists, musical, body kinesthetic, spacial, math-logical, and verbal-linguistic. But most of all, my students are respectful. For example, when a concept comes easily to one of my students, they say, "This is easy...for me." My students acknowledge their strengths while understanding this may not be the case for someone else.

Students enter the intermediate grades with a wealth of prior knowledge, life experiences, and good sense of self.

While this is important, at this developmental stage, some children may still view the world around them as run by adults and often see themselves as powerless to make a difference. The truth is they are powerful people who will help shape our world's future.

My Project

By having more comfortable seating options available, students are active participants in their learning and are engaged throughout the day.

Two years ago I started using flexible seating in my classroom.

I saw an immediate change in behavior as well as engagement. Poor choices in the classroom and outside decreased significantly. Kids were more willing to be engaged with peers they normally would not have engaged with, the "good kid who can seat next to anyone", now had a choice in where they think their own learning would benefit without being the default kid having to sit next to the misbehaving one. The students who have challenges sitting still and not moving, were now given permission to and encouraged to do so.

Students were given choice. They see their potential in having a say in their education. They are learning social and emotional skills by self monitoring their behavior and their learning. They are thriving.

With this Donors Choose project, I would like to give my students more options for learning by choosing where they can sit to be most successful in the classroom. We can use the stadium chairs and take our learning outside. We can use the tractor chairs in class as an alternative to the traditional plastic ones. And the stools will give us a chance to wiggle while we work.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Adjustable-Height Active Learning Stool, Gray, LNT-RIA3052LG-SO • Amazon Business $101.36 2 $202.72
Portable Multiuse Adjustable Recliner Stadium Seat by Trademark Innovations (Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 6 $179.94
Flash Furniture Vibrant Nautical Blue and Chrome Swivel Task Chair with Tractor Seat • Amazon Business $54.32 2 $108.64
Flash Furniture Vibrant Bright Blue Tractor Seat and Chrome Stool • Amazon Business $35.87 2 $71.74

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