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Mrs. Amsden from Springfield MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Moving and Learning in Kindergarten

My students need four core engagement stools as a seating option to use during work time.

  • $407 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My group of kindergartners are full of life and energy! Each day brings a new adventure of exploring, growing, and learning together. They are always eager to learn and try new things. Their excitement for learning is a true inspiration and a constant reminder of why I have the best job!

We love to move and stay active throughout the day.

My students learn best when they are given the opportunity to choose different seating options. They thrive on the independence and freedom of choice that flexible seating lends to them.

My Project

We have been using flexible (or alternative) seating in our kindergarten classroom all year. Flexible seating is an alternative way for students to learn. It gives students the freedom to find comfortable spaces around the room to work. They might be sitting, laying on the floor, bouncing on a ball chair, or rocking in scoop rockers. There are many possibilities of what this can look like. Using flexible seating has helped meet the needs of the diverse learners in our classroom.Research shows that students are able to focus and do their best work when they are comfortable and have choices.

Providing a variety of seating options for my students will help enhance their focus and keep them engaged in their learning throughout the day.

As many of you know, the cost of these different seating options begin to add up quickly. My kindergarten class and I would like to ask for your help with donations. We would love to have additional seating option to give students more flexibility to choose which type of seating works best for them. My students were so excited about this project. They love the idea of having more options for our classroom! When I asked my students how it would make them feel if the project was funded and we were able to purchase the wobbly stools, they stated:

"It would make me feel happy!"

"It would be great, everyone would get a chance to sit on them."

"The chairs would be very wobbly and safe!"

Mrs. Amsden
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
ECR4Kids ACE Active Core Engagement Stool for Kids, 18-Inch H, Black • Amazon Business $77.79 4 $311.16

Materials cost

$311.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$345.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.03

Total project goal

$406.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$406.86

9 Donors

-$305.00

Donations toward project cost

-$259.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.75

match offer

-$101.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.28

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$0.00

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