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Mrs. Dyer from Huntington IN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Classroom + Flexible Seating

My students need a variety of seating options such as standing desks, wiggle seats, and stools in the classroom. My goal is to overcome the negative feelings towards math by helping students feel comfortable in their learning environment.

  • $1,139 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a rural community middle school. What a great opportunity it is to teach and mentor 7th-grade students who are exploring their independence on a daily basis. They are tempted, at times, to succumb to the complacency of repetitive school rituals, which presents, to me, a challenge to find new and fresh ways to keep the classroom engaging.

It is not always about learning math, instead, it is learning about life together as a classroom family.

I continually strive to make my classroom a safe, inviting, and encouraging place where learning takes place. Yes, I teach math, but I also look to grow the entire child in the process.

My Project

As a teacher, whenever I attend professional development seminars, I leave the day stiff and sore after sitting for hours in chairs at desks. It makes me realize my students experience this daily in school classrooms. It is no wonder they become fidgety in their seats and find every excuse to get up and roam the room. I have never seen so many pencils sharpened and tissues used because the students need an excuse to move. Lack of focus and decreased learning is a direct result of the discomfort and distractive movement.

I want to create an atmosphere of comfort and encouragement as a way to promote a productive learning environment.

With a very regimented structure, it is my goal to present students with a variety of seating options such as standing tables, wobble cushions, exercise balls, and floor seating to promote student engagement. Studies suggest physical movement and comfort help increase student learning. A variety of seating options available will allow students to find what works best for them. By using the updated environment responsibly, students will be able to take an added ownership in their own learning experience. The goal at the end of the school year is to celebrate an increased amount of individual student success.

Mrs. Dyer
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids SoftZone Kids Gaming Rocker - Soft Foam Chair for Movies, Reading or TV - Black • Amazon Business $49.99 5 $249.95
Z-Line Designs Caelen Multi-Use Standing Desk, Black • Amazon Business $107.33 2 $214.66
Norwood Commercial Furniture Adjustable-Height Rectangle Activity, 60" W x 30" D, Oak/Black, NOR-RCE3060C-OKBK • Amazon Business $164.69 1 $164.69
Poly and Bark Trattoria Bar Stool in Black (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $120.00 1 $120.00
WALIKI TOYS Adult Size Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School and office, Pump Included, 30"/75CM, Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 5 $89.95
Wiggle Seats for Classroom :: Inflatable Wobble Disc/Sensory Seat Cushion, Ideal Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids :: Ages 3 & up, 13 x 13 x 3, Black, with Bonus Hand Pump by LakiKid • Amazon Business $16.97 5 $84.85

Materials cost

$924.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$967.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$170.82

Total project goal

$1,138.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,138.78

3 Donors

-$991.72

Donations toward project cost

-$925.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.26

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$97.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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