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Mrs. Ruger from Holmen WI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Maximizing Learning in Our Classroom

My students need seats that help them wiggle and move to keep their minds engaged! They also need filters to dim the harsh fluorescent lights in our room!

  • $549 goal

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My Students

Our first-grade classroom is made up of sixteen diverse children. They are diverse in their interests, learning styles, culture, socio-economic status, and abilities! Although we are a diverse group, in our classroom we are all on the same team! I strive to make my classroom a safe place for students to be themselves. I want my students to be excited about school each and every day!

As their teacher, it's my job to create an environment which promotes learning!

I strive to turn my room into an environment in which kids can learn and focus. There are many factors that go into creating the best environment for maximized student learning!

First-grade students love to move and be active. To help engage their minds I want to provide an environment that can help the children focus while still being able to move! In addition to being able to move, appropriate lighting is also necessary to help kids focus!

My Project

These stools will help children be able to move and engage their core during our small group lessons! While allowing their bodies to be able to move, their minds will be actively engaged! In addition, the light filters will dim the harsh fluorescent lights in our classroom. By combining these two tools in our room, students will have a learning environment in which learning will be maximized. Currently, we have a few of the stools in our classroom and they are in high demand by students at their desk. Adding more stools to our classroom will help meet the desires of students to be able to use them during many parts of our day.

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 15 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME/SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $74.96 4 $299.84
Educational Insights Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters—2-Pack • Amazon Business $16.75 6 $100.50
IMPERIAL (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 4 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 4 $0.00

Materials cost

$400.34

Vendor shipping charges

$29.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$466.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.29

Total project goal

$548.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$548.62

1 Donor

-$466.33

Donations toward project cost

-$466.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$82.29

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$0.00

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