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Ms. Lumsden from Arthur IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Moving, Grooving, and Choosing Our Seating!

My students need Bilibo seats, Fat Brain Teeter poppers, lap desks, and Balance Ball Chairs for flexible seating options in the classroom.

  • $568 goal

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My Students

In Kindergarten we are moving nonstop. Rotations in the morning and afternoon, small group lessons, student led opportunities, and so much more. As a school, we work hard to build relationships with students and families to engage all parties in the learning experience. We laugh, love, and dance all while learning to the best of our abilities.

We are a Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade building in the middle of a rural Amish community.

Our Kindergarten classes are comprised of a total of around 35 students.

The students in my classroom are full of love and love to learn. I want to provide them with materials and ways to improve their learning experiences while having fun. I want them to learn without realizing they are learning and to remember their year in kindergarten in a positive manner.

My Project

Since we are moving nonstop in this classroom, we have decided that some flexible seating choices would greatly enhance our learning opportunities. Many of our students have a hard time sitting still and staying seated for more than 10 minutes. With these flexible seating options, our students will have the opportunity to wiggle, fidget, and learn in a way that best suits their needs.

Kindergarten students need to have the choice to wiggle and move while they learn, and regular seats do not fit that style of learning.

The different types of seating we are wanting to use in our classroom will hopefully help all of the students to have better focus and ability to learn each day. With this project, we are wanting to add Bilibo seats, lap desks, scoop seats, fidget bands for the bottom of the chairs, wobble cushions, and yoga ball chairs to help our students to move and groove while they learn. The Bilibo seats will be used during carpet time and Daily 5 time as well. We will use a combination of stools and the yoga ball chairs during rotations and during individual seat work. Lap desks will be used around the room for all different subjects, and at the carpet for rotations as well.

We hope that getting these different seating options will help enable independence in our learners and allow them to use choice wisely, in their education, for years to come!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper, Blue • Amazon Business $36.95 2 $73.90
Laptop Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk for Bed Sofa Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Young Color(Yellow) • Amazon Business $13.59 5 $67.95
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Gray) • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Moluk Bilibo Blue • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Moluk Bilibo Yellow • Amazon Business $28.19 2 $56.38
Moluk Bilibo Red • Amazon Business $25.89 2 $51.78
Stability Balance Disk :: Your NEW Bumpy Chair Cushion Disc :: Wobble/Wiggle Air Seat Disks also Best for Kids in Classroom Seating :: Because You Need the Top Adults Core Exercise Trainer • Amazon Business $14.97 3 $44.91
Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10 Pack) - Improves Focus in the School for Kids and Students - Works for ADD ADHD Autism Sensory Needs - Stretchy Feet Band (10) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Calm Focused Fidget Toys - (8 pack) Cool Gadget for Men Adults Autistic Children - Quiet Sensory Figet Toy Provides Stress Relief for Under 10 Dollars - Figit Helps in Classroom Office Desk Autism • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77

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