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Mrs. Donat from Fresno CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocking Through Reading Groups!

Help me give my students wobble chairs that they can use during our reading groups. These chairs will help them to move around while they learn!

  • $582 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My student population is generally from low income neighborhoods and most qualify for free or reduced price breakfast and lunch. Many of my students are second language learners. My students come to school every day full of enthusiasm! They are ready to learn and really give every activity their all. My class is diverse in the fact that about half of the the students get help from home from parents who can help. The other half of my students must rely on the school to help with tutoring, supplies etc.

My fifth graders have created new and creative ways to sit in their seats!

There's the tipper, who may go over at any time, the 1/2 off 1/2 on sitter, the slumper and the ever popular yoga position. No matter how many times I emphasize the proper way to sit in their seats, it does not happen. Fifth graders, maybe even more so then younger students, need to have the opportunity to move to settle their growing bodies.

My Project

My project is to have 6 Wobble chairs at our reading table for my fifth graders to use. Fifth graders sit at their desks A LOT! Even when they pair up with partners or work in groups, they still sit at desks. I would like to provide a flexible seating option for when students come over to our reading table. These stools would allow students to rock. This rocking motion is believed to increase blood flow to the brain and to keep students alert and focused. Studies show that uncomfortable students are unproductive students.

I would also like to use these stools as a flexible seating option once a week at the students desks.

We use Class Dojo in our room so students save up their points for prizes. I try to give out prizes that are free but fun. For example, I allow students to switch desks for the day and get a free homework pass. I would like to use these wobble stools as a Class Dojo prize choice. I know that the students would love to trade in their normal chair for a wobble stool to use for the day.

Mrs. Donat
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR124GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
CR124RD - Wobble Chair - Red - 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
CR124BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98

Materials cost

$419.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$494.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.29

Total project goal

$581.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$581.95

1 Donor

-$581.95

Donations toward project cost

-$494.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.29

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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