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Ms. Dorsey from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Personalize Our Space

My students need flexible seating which is part of our personalized learning goal. The balance chairs and floor seats will be a great addition to help students focus, especially my more active students.

  • $555 goal

This project expired on December 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is an energetic, boisterous group of beginning middle school students on the south side of Chicago. I have had this particular group of students for third grade math and this past year for 5th grade English Language Arts. (ELA). I will be "looping" with my students this year for ELA. I will have two classes of about 30 students each.

This past school year, my students have begun to take ownership in their learning as far as how best they learn and focus in class.

We have had many discussions and small circles about their comfort level in class and the role it plays in their learning. Students have voiced their concerns and opinions about the traditional class setting (desks, chairs etc.) and expressed what they envision their dream class to look like.

My Project

If my project is fully funded, I will be able to revamp my room and incorporate students' suggestions of how best they learn as far as the physical component. As an educator and attending many professional developments, I understand the necessity of being able to work in a space that is comfortable.

Balance ball chairs gives students the option to choose a space where they best learn.

Behind us are the days of traditional classrooms. We must meet the needs of the students in this generation. Research shows so many benefits from flexible seating: it channels excess energy, improves metabolism, motivates learning, increases engagement, and improves posture, to name a few.

Ms. Dorsey
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA487 - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 2 $284.88
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$434.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$471.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.18

Total project goal

$554.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$554.55

11 Donors

-$460.95

Donations toward project cost

-$394.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.08

match offer

-$90.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.60

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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