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Ms. Elswick from Conway SC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Movement is a Must for Student Engagement!

Help me give my students the gift of motion by providing them seating options to accommodate their varied learning and movement needs.

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a special program for children with emotional and/or behavioral challenges. They are high energy with quick tempers. Our students are also loving children who crave attention and love, and they want to please.

They have grown to have a love for learning.

They spend an hour or more on the bus each day to attend our program. They come to us from homes that may be "broken", their needs are high and their stories are heartbreaking. When our students begin our program, they may not have been in a classroom for months and have difficulty transitioning to our highly structured environment. However, with the love they receive from our ever-giving staff they quickly learn to trust and and then blossom. Many of our students will spend several school years with us before they are fully prepared to return to their base schools.

My Project

Flexible seating allows my students to better focus in the classroom. My students struggle with emotional and behavioral challenges and thus require "out-of-the-box" teaching strategies for maximum engagement. Currently, I allow my students to move throughout the day and one might find them laying the floor, stretching, pacing, kneeling, and/or standing. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools allow students with sensory challenges to spin and rock. The desk bicycle will students with endless energy. The ball seats, balls, and cushions assist with students that like to bounce. These seating options will help provide a positive learning environment to improve student performance and increase student achievement!

Ms. Elswick
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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18 donors18 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Pre-Teen, Black (18in) • Amazon Business $79.88 1 $79.88
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Blue • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Gaiam Evolve Balance Board for Standing Desk - Stability Rocker Wobble Board for Constant Movement to Increase Focus, Alternative to Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mat • Amazon Business $67.99 1 $67.99
The Original Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) - Children love bouncing their feet and feeling the tension to relieve their anxiety, hyperactivity, frustration, or boredom. • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Vaunn Medical Pedal Exerciser Chrome Frame (Fully Assembled Exercise Peddler, No Tools Required) • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Trideer Air Stability Ring, Keep Your Balance Ball Stable, Perfect for Exercise Ball Chair, Suitable for 55cm -75cm Stability Ball (Ring Only) (Black (for 55cm&65cm Exercise Ball), Ring Only) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Eggplant • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Gaiam Balance Disc Wobble Cushion Stability Core Trainer for Home or Office Desk Chair & Kids Classroom Sensory Wiggle Seat, Grey • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Trideer Exercise Ball (45-85cm) Extra Thick Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump (Office & Home & Gym) (Dark Blue, 55cm) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Balance Disc - Stability Wobble Cushion - Lumbar Support For Desk and Office Chair, Lower Back Pain Relief and Support - Kid’s Wiggle Seat For Classrooms - Home Gym Workout Equipment - Pump Included • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$438.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.34

Total project goal

$595.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.60

16 Donors

-$592.07

Donations toward project cost

-$506.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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