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Ms. Carlson from Grand Rapids MN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Movement - While We Work!

My students need multiple options of seating choices including balance balls and floor seats to find what works best for their learning style.

  • $409 goal

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My Students

My fantastic third graders are excited to learn, and even more engaged when they get to choose the structure of their working environment. Over 50% of my students come from high poverty homes, and do not get the opportunities that they deserve. I want to give them a classroom where they get to choose the structure of their working area. As educators we must provide differentiated opportunities that allow students to express their knowledge in ways that reflect real world learning.

My students inspire me each and every day, and they deserve the most inviting learning environment I can offer them.

Flexible seating will allow them to practice focus but still allow them to be active children. I want to add a variety of movement seats to choose from while they focus their growing minds.

My Project

Flexible seating is not just having different furniture in the classroom...it is about setting up environments where kids WANT to work with others, and allows them to focus on their own. By providing different seating options I will teach my students to become the leaders in their own learning. Some children need hard surfaces to work and sit on, but research has shown children need to be able to move often and even have a change of pace, rather than doing the same thing, day after day. The same thing stands for seating options in the classroom! Each of my children has a unique mind and children have different experiences and needs. My children need the flexibility to be creative and engaged. Sometimes a child need to move or rock to remain focused and engaged. I have picked yoga balls, zero gravity chairs and floor seats to keep them focused and engaged in their learning.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
Csnook Office Resting Deck Chair,Zero Gravity Chair • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99

Materials cost

$312.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$347.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.33

Total project goal

$408.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$408.89

3 Donors

-$289.25

Donations toward project cost

-$245.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.38

Matching donations from our partners

-$119.64

Match offers toward project cost

-$101.69

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.95

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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