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Mrs. Botts from Naples FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Scientists Don't Make Discoveries Seated in a Chair!

My students need flexible seating that will allow them to be creative and comfortable, while helping maintain their stamina through difficult and lengthy concepts.

  • $437 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Where do they get all this energy at 7:45 a.m.? This is what I ask myself everyday when I see my 21 students patiently waiting in the hallway to enter my room. Every morning at 8:15, they jump to their feet to enter my classroom. For many of them, school is where they prefer to be! They have stories to share, homework they want to show off, and pictures they drew for me to hang on the wall. If only I could keep this level of excitement going through the day!

Being confined to a seat for too long can be really frustrating.

We teachers know this. We can barely make it through a staff meeting. What if it didn't HAVE to be this way? What if we could move around? What if I had the classroom that welcomed self-selected seating, where my students could stretch, sway, and stand when needed? Could I keep that 7:45 energy flowing? Absolutely!

My Project

When is the last time you felt inspired while seated in a stationary chair? Probably never! Think about it, where do your best ideas come from? Maybe you were inspired while going for a jog, making a sandwich, or gardening in the front yard. Where are you sitting right now? Most likely, you are not in a four legged, stationary chair. Education has revolutionized in every way, so why is the furniture the same? Hmmm. It's time we start modeling after companies like Google if we want to have the same success for our children. Environment and learning conditions directly impact student learning. That's a fact. Be a part of the change and please contribute to our classroom. I promise you, great things are happening in here.

With your generous donation, I can provide flexible seating, where students can leave their stationary desks for seating that allows them to stretch and move, while learning at the same time.

They can read a good book, solve a math problem, or plan a project while sitting on a yoga ball. Students can practice their vocabulary words while swaying on a stool. Energy can be released while creativity is flowing! It's a win- win.. all thanks to you!

Mrs. Botts
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for all ages, Toddler thru Pre-Teen; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Blue - Junior (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Regency 1640RD Glow 17" Stool, Red • Amazon Business $77.94 1 $77.94
Urban Shop Bungee Saucer Chair, Navy • Amazon Business $44.45 1 $44.45
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Blue,size: 13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Honey-Can-Do TBL-03539 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Blue, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $16.07 1 $16.07
Large Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Kids Young Color(Orange) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
SUESPORT Air Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Balance Disc, Twist Massage, Fitness and Exercise, Pump Included, Diameter 14 Inch, Red • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
LapGear Essential Lap Desk - Alaskan Blue (Fits upto 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$335.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$370.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.44

Total project goal

$436.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$436.26

2 Donors

-$218.13

Donations toward project cost

-$185.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.72

match offer

-$218.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$185.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.72

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$0.00

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