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Ms. Ryder from Edenton NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Project: Flexible Seating

Help me give my students these amazing flexible seating options! These exercise balls, fidget bands, and bean bag chairs will allow students to have a comfortable space that can foster successful learning!

  • $434 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

A classroom is sometimes the only safe place in a student's life. As a teacher of students who live in high poverty, it is important to provide a home away from home where these kiddos can feel safe, know they are loved, and ultimately can learn.

Flexible seating provides different spaces for learning and comfort to create an effective classroom culture!

Each child in my classroom loves to learn, although the ways in which they learn differ from student to student. As a class, we incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are! These students are truly spectacular and I am glad to have the opportunity to grow and learn alongside them!

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and empowers them to make choices that work best for them. While working independently, students are able to choose a place in the classroom that works for them. My students are currently able to work at their desks, at tables around the room, on the floor, or at crate seats near a counter.

I have seen how student choice leads to higher engagement and more focused and effective work time.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The fidget bands and ball chairs will allow small, non-disruptive movement for students with the wiggles. The stability balls and beanbag chairs will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options.

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

Ms. Ryder
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 645185 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Big Joe Aloha Chair, Ash • Amazon Business $71.55 1 $71.55
Black Mountain Products Exercise Balance Stability Disc with Hand Pump, Green • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture Option for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Foot Bands for the Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
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 $13.99 3 $41.97

Materials cost

$309.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$368.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.98

Total project goal

$433.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$433.20

5 Donors

-$388.20

Donations toward project cost

-$329.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.23

match offer

-$45.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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