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Ms. Padua from Oakland CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Meeting the Needs of Future Scientists

My students need headphones, and chair cushions to allow for flexibility in science class.

  • $1,198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from very diverse backgrounds and are extremely hardworking. I am amazed by the hard work that they put in on a daily basis.

Despite the many challenges they may face, my students are eager to learn new things, ask questions, and conduct experiments.

We are located in the San Antonio District, east of Lake Merritt, and our demographics reflect those of our neighborhood with approximately 35% Latino, 44% Asian, and 18% African American students. Many of our students have immigrated to the United States, and many more will be the first in their family to attend college. Approximately 40% of our students are English Language Learners, and over 94% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs.

My Project

I am hoping to upgrade my classroom space to better meet the needs and learning styles of my students. Many students often help take care of their siblings at home and are sometimes in a rush to make it to school on time. Our school has classes that are approximately 80 minutes long and my students often get antsy and restless during class. According to best trauma informed practices, students excel in a classroom that is well organized, allows for flexibility as well as student choice.

The products that I have selected will help my future scientists by giving them flexible seating options that could help them feel more comfortable and able to learn and succeed in science class.

The wobble stools and wobble chair cushions will provide students with opportunities to choose what work station may work best for them. The headphones will allow me to differentiate learning by allowing students to utilize the text to speech feature or watch videos to help emphasize the curriculum. I am excited to see how these items will transform our class and allow my students to excel especially during their 80 minute classes.

Ms. Padua
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids SitWell Adjustable Stool - Core Engagement/Active Sitting Stool with Adjustable Height, Powder Blue • Amazon Business $69.99 4 $279.96
ECR4Kids SitWell Adjustable Stool - Core Engagement/Active Sitting Stool with Adjustable Height, Powder Blue • Amazon Business $69.99 3 $209.97
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Black) • Amazon Business $13.99 6 $83.94
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
AdirMed Black Acrylic Glove Box Dispenser (4 Box Capacity) • Amazon Business $36.99 2 $73.98
Wholesale Bulk Earphone Earbud Headphone - Kaysent(KHP-025) 25 Pack Wholesale Headphone for School,Airplane,Hospital,Students,Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Holmes Oscillating Tower Fan 32 Inch with Remote Control HT38R-U • Amazon Business $55.22 1 $55.22
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34 cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98

Materials cost

$893.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$81.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,018.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$179.67

Total project goal

$1,197.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,197.78

15 Donors

-$598.89

Donations toward project cost

-$509.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.83

match offer

-$598.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$509.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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