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Mrs. Starkovich from Cle Elum WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Movement and Learning in Kindergarten!

My students need a choice for their health and wellness as well as their own choice day to day to do their best learning and growing. Best practice and research support physically engaging seating.

  • $620 goal

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My Students

I teach kindergartners of diverse economic, social and cultural backgrounds in a rural setting that inspires outdoor engagement through it's natural beauty and recreational focuses. Transferring from an outdoor focused environment to the 4 walls of a classroom requires creative teaching paired with best practice. We are an all-day, everyday kindergarten program. Young children need to wiggle and move a lot through the course of nearly a seven hour day to be healthy and happy.

My kindergartners will benefit from flexible seating movement to increase the intellectual and social brain stimulation and thereby increase growth and development.

My young students are in a county that is limited in it's academic extra curricular opportunities. Therefore, transferring to a traditional classroom environment can be challenging. Sitting in chairs at tables is often a new experience. Ensuring that stimulation and movement is not only allowed, but encouraged safely and productively on flexible seating is best practice for learning and teaching.

My Project

The Stability Seats, Wobble Stools, Wiggle Cushions along with the chair bands will ensure each child has an opportunity to choose a learning space that meets his or her physical and emotional needs. Using these researched based seating options, my kindergartners may feel ownership, comfort and well-being which will will enable cognitive and social growth to be optimal.

After a short research project last spring using borrowed wobble stools, I concluded physically engaging seating supports young children's ability to tackle new academic challenges while allowing their bodies to release energy positively.

Research supports the teaching strategies utilizing flexible seating options can increase student performance by approximately 17% on academic assessments. For my kindergartners that increased amount of learning will help build an academic foundation that will enable them feel pride and share their success with their families. Academic success in kindergarten is imperative on many levels for students and their families as many attitudes, beliefs and feelings towards school are formed from initial experiences. Flexible Seating can support a positive experience for each of my young students.

Mrs. Starkovich
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 15" H, Blue, LNT-3046-15BL • Amazon Business $50.30 4 $201.20
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Blue,size: 13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
CHAIR BALL 35CM -13.5 IN - SIT N GYM - TRANSPARENT W/STARS - EACH • School Specialty $17.96 4 $71.84
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.85 3 $38.55

Materials cost

$443.54

Vendor shipping charges

$7.18

State sales tax

$38.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$526.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.86

Total project goal

$619.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$619.04

6 Donors

-$469.04

Donations toward project cost

-$398.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.36

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

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$0.00

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