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Ms. Powell from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Moving with the Brain in Mind!

My students need the kore wobble chair, wobble cushions, stools, balance balls, and teeter poppers.

  • $526 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of the students in our small urban school come from a high poverty area. Over 80% of our children receive free or reduced lunch. My students are full of energy, and love coming to school to learn.

I would love to give them the opportunity to be able to have a selection of different seating options in our classroom so they can choose what learning space works best for them.

Many things have changed in education, however, most students are still required to sit for seven hours...on the same chair! Even adults who sit and work in a coffee shop choose to sit in a manner that may be different from other patrons. Some stand or sit at a counter, some sit at a table and some may sit on a couch.

My Project

All of the items I asked for will benefit my kindergarten students by allowing them opportunities to move which can enhance the learning process and help them to work collaboratively with their peers. Bouncing, standing, leaning against a wall, squatting on a ball, even sitting on the floor means less fatigue and better concentration.

Research states the impact of movement in the classroom can be profound.

Children should avoid sitting for too long. When teachers implement flexible seating in their classrooms their students' were more engaged in learning and critical thinking, their grades improved and participation increased with more invigorating conversations.

Ms. Powell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper - Green • Amazon Business $36.95 2 $73.90
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting Kids - Green - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting Kids - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $52.93 1 $52.93
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Purple) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Turkis) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34 cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
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 1 $19.98

Materials cost

$410.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$446.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.86

Total project goal

$525.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$525.73

4 Donors

-$525.73

Donations toward project cost

-$446.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.86

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$0.00

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