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Mrs. DeBerry from Fort Meade MD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pick A Seat, Any Seat

Help me give my students a choice in their seating (with wobble chairs, ball chairs, and balance cushions) to support their attention needs!

  • $391 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Title I school in Fort Meade, Maryland all of our kids receive free breakfast and a high percentage receive free or reduced-price lunch. A large portion of our students come from low income communities.

School is a place of comfort, safety, and opportunity.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and come to school excited for the day. They try their best so that they are prepared for the future.

Giving them a choice gives them a voice in how they learn.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed such a differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They are more engaged and get more work completed.

My students are more willing to do and try new things because they were given a choice that fits them from the moment they walk into the classroom.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options. All of the options allow students to move while learning. Asking our students to sit for hours in one place at such a young age sets them up for failure. The wobble stools will allow students to sit at higher table; the bouncy balls will allow the students to sit at a regular hight desk;and the smaller inflatable balls will allow students to be able to sit at a low desk. All of these will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to move while working.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Mrs. DeBerry
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Black • Amazon Business $54.99 2 $109.98
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 6 $95.94
CanDo Inflatable Donut Ball, Yellow, 17.7" • Amazon Business $8.50 6 $51.00
ProSource Diameter Core Balance Cushion Exercise Disc Trainer Board with Pump, Purple, 14-Inch • Amazon Business $12.07 2 $24.14

Materials cost

$281.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$332.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.61

Total project goal

$390.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$390.75

3 Donors

-$137.00

Donations toward project cost

-$116.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.55

match offer

-$253.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$215.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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