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Ms. Vue from Saint Paul MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Redesigning the Ordinary Classroom

My students need an opportunity to be in their most comfortable self to learn. Providing them with the choice of a balance ball or a bean bag can help them stay calm, focused and productive.

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work with a group of very bright and energetic students. During independent work time, 80-90% of my students choose to work under the table, in a tight corner, or laying on the floor. Creating a space where students are able to have a choice in where and how they are most comfortable to work and learn is my priority. We live in a fast-paced and ever changing world full of choices, how can we expect our students to solve problems and make choices independently if we constantly solve their problems and make their choices for them? I believe a classroom should be an environment that is conducive to open collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. This simply cannot be done when kids are sitting at a desk or table for 6-7 hours a day!

My Project

With flexible seating my students will have an opportunity to feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their environment. Flexible seating will allow my students to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength. In turn, this burns more calories and increases metabolism. It also helps keep young minds more alert and focused. The choice of flexible seating allows students to quickly and easily pair up, work in small groups, or discuss as a whole class. Most importantly, flexible seating creates a fun, warm and inviting space for students to learn!

Ms. Vue
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CK30BU - Big Beanbag Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
CK30RD - Big Beanbag Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
CK30GR - Big Beanbag Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
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
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$449.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.87

Total project goal

$572.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.49

19 Donors

-$472.49

Donations toward project cost

-$401.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.87

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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