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Mrs. Templeton from Citronelle AL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Moving Minds

Help me give my students 6 seats to wobble and give them the ability to stay engaged and focused.

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I'm a resource teacher and service third through fourth grade special education students. They are in the general classroom most of the day, but come the resource room for support and additional instructionl in small group or one on one.

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom.

Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep students engaged and excited about learning.

I consistently implement brain breaks, interactive learning, and movement into my classroom to help keep my students' focus and attention alive, but they still need more! Students who have attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity issues especially struggle to stay focused throughout the day.

My Project

Trying to sit still is difficult for most of my students, but I teach students with special needs. They are constantly fidgeting and off task when required to sit still in a traditional desk. I've observed this first hand throughout the past four years as a classroom teacher. Last year, I implemented something called flexible seating in my classroom. I painted tires and put a cushion in the center, shortened the legs on tables for seating on the floor with a cushion, I have yoga balls and a picnic table with crates for seats. I allow the student to choose the seat that is best for them. This has made a huge difference in their engagement and attitude.

I’m consistently implement interactive learning, and movement into my classroom to help keep my students' focus and attention alive, but they still need more!

Students who have attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity issues especially struggle to stay focused throughout the day. The sensory stools that I'm requesting would add more choices for my students, especially those with attentional concerns, to maintain stamina and focus throughout the day. Better focus transpires into more learning and success! By having these seating options on my classroom, they will aid in students reaching their goals and heightening their enjoyment of school.

These wobble stools will be used throughout the entire school day for the majority, if not all, of my students. They will be used at students' seats in place of a traditional classroom chair. The purpose of having these stools as a seating option is to enable my students reduce squirming and fidgeting with student chairs and ergonomic seats that are designed to stimulate thinking and allow continuous, non-distracting movement.

Mrs. Templeton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 18" H, Navy, LNT-3046-18NV • Amazon Business $72.78 6 $436.68

Materials cost

$436.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.79

Total project goal

$598.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.61

1 Donor

-$260.16

Donations toward project cost

-$258.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$294.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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