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Ms. Pfab from New Hope MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Salón 17 Loves Flex Seating!

Help me give my students the flexible seating options they want: stability balls and beanbag chairs!

  • $203 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse group of creative, curious, and passionate learners who, like most 8 year olds, are full of energy! They spend their school days learning in Spanish and amaze me every day with their desire to learn, explore, ask questions, and acquire a new language. One of the best things about teaching 2nd grade at my school, a 90/10 immersion program, is that mid-way through the year students also begin English instruction for the first time in an academic setting. It's truly amazing to see the growth and progress my students make in two languages throughout 2nd grade!

By making instructional decisions that put my students at the center of their learning in our classroom, they are empowered to pursue their interests and take ownership of the learning process.

Through best-practices including student choice, collaboration, culturally-responsive teaching, inquiry-based learning, reflective practices, and collaboration, I strive to create a learning community where students feel welcomed, engaged, and love to learn!

My Project

As a teacher, I seek to create an environment for my students to support their active minds and bodies. Last summer, thanks to the generosity of family and friends, I completed a DonorsChoose project that provided flexible seating options for my 2nd grade class. It has been so much fun implementing flexible seating--bean bags, wobble chairs, cushions, portable work spaces, and sit spots-- in my classroom this year.

Currently, we have enough resources for approximately half of my class of 25 students to use our “asientos flexibles” at a time.

Taking turns, we use them throughout the day and I find my students begging to use them! From a teacher’s perspective, my students are more engaged, less restless, and demonstrate increased focus using flexible seating.

When students have choice in their learning, they learn better, so with the remaining funds from my first project I plan to purchase more flexible seating options so that more students can access them at once. Students voted on their preferences (an authentic lesson on the voting process!), and we are looking forward to having more beanbag chairs and stability balls available to us!

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 0680540 Stack Chair, Black Plush Bean Bag • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Orange, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98

Materials cost

$139.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.35

Total project goal

$202.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.36

1 Donor

-$172.01

Donations toward project cost

-$172.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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