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  • 6 donors
  • $310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Campanelli
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Providing a Safe and Comfortable Environment with Flexible Seating

Help me give my students flexible seating options with balance balls and wobble chairs!

My Students

My fourth grade students are a high-energy group who require a lot of movement breaks, flexibility and encouragement. They come from a variety of backgrounds; fifty percent of my students live in high poverty areas and many of them are English Language Learners. Many of the students at my school have also experienced trauma, show signs of depression and suffer from intense anxiety. These are common experiences for children today and school can be a stressful and sometimes rigid place. One way I'd like to reduce anxiety in my classroom is by creating a safe and comfortable environment that includes flexible seating options to help students release some energy while listening to lessons and participating in class.

Help me provide my students with flexible seating options!

My Project

Flexible seating options help students become more invested in their learning and encourage them to make choices that work best for them. During independent, pair and group work times, students always have the opportunity to choose where to work in the classroom and there is a notable difference in their engagement when they can make their own decisions. In addition, my students also require a lot of movement breaks, so I think it will be extremely beneficial to provide flexible seating options that also allow students to move.

Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them.

I believe that the balance balls and the wobble chairs I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options. Students can either bounce to release some energy before returning to their seats to complete their work or they can use the balance ball as an alternative chair if needed. The wobble chairs will also be used as alternative chairs and both options are easy to transport so students can bring them from their desk, to the rug, and wherever else they move around the classroom.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive to their peers when they are given a choice of where to work, especially if their choice allows them to wiggle and release some energy. Providing these additional flexible seating options will definitely help our learning environment.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC766BU - Flex-Space Premium Wobble Chair - 16" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 2 $179.98
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$229.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$263.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.48

Total project goal

$309.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.89

5 Donors

-$284.89

Donations toward project cost

-$242.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.73

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by An anonymous classroom supporter and 5 other donors.

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