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Ms. Bates from Durham NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seating for Flexible Learners!

Help me give my students opportunities to get wiggles out to enhance focus through wobble stools, handheld fidgets, cushions, and other flexible seating options!

  • $434 goal

This project expired on March 5, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students attend a Public Montessori school in the heart of Durham, North Carolina. Montessori schools offer unique learning opportunities that cater to the developmental needs of the children. Being public, our Montessori magnet school opens its arms to all students. We represent a group of diverse learners coming from various religious, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

We have a unique and diverse group of learners all eager to explore and challenge themselves in multi-age classrooms.

We strive to provide what the individual needs and to support their interests through opportunities to explore and grow.

Being in a multi-age Montessori classroom setting allows children to become responsible, independent, and hardworking peacekeepers who learn to be leaders and to look after one another. Students get daily or weekly Work Plans depending on individual need and they learn to budget their time to complete the necessary tasks. They practice leadership skills through peer mentoring and teaching. We focus on the whole child and try to build real life skills to help them as they grow and shape our future.

My Project

These items will make a big difference in our classrooms! They will help to stop disruptive behaviors and allow students appropriate outlets for their wiggles. The wobble stools will help the students I have who have extra big wiggle needs and crave more sensory input and wiggle time than others.

These tools will help our grade level (1st-3rd) to reach their fullest potential by giving them the opportunity appropriately manage their sensory needs and focus on work once those needs are met.

It will help other students indirectly as there will be fewer distractions in the classroom! I can think of so many students who would be excited to try out these new ways to sit and work. There are many opportunities for these materials to help a lot of different learners!

Students have already been introduced to yoga balls and wobble cushion and I could see the big difference it made in our classroom. I cannot wait to add more and share with my grade level!

Ms. Bates
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 170 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Corrects Posture - Green • Amazon Business $48.99 2 $97.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Turkis) • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Corrects Posture - Green • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87
STERILITE 18038612 Flip Top, Clear, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump-Balance Disc for Chair, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids, Help with Core Strength, Improve Posture-Gym& Home & Classroom • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98

Materials cost

$309.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$368.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.96

Total project goal

$433.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$433.05

5 Donors

-$308.05

Donations toward project cost

-$261.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.21

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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