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Mrs. Shapiro from Neptune Beach FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seating for Scientists

My students need wobble chairs, stability cushions, and laptop desks to allow them to have flexible seating options and work spaces!

  • $645 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 5th grade math and science to 44 amazing students! My students come from various backgrounds, yet all contribute something unique to our class. Being in an inclusion setting, I have a wide range of learners ranging from students with learning disabilities, such as autism and ADHD, to advanced and gifted learners.

Every morning my team teacher and I bring our sweet 5th graders together as we dive into new science concepts as a group.

Many times this cooperative learning environment is often the highlight of our students' day. Students work diligently in hands-on experiments and labs where they take ownership of their learning. The shared desire for exploration and new knowledge is what propels our students to strive for more each and every day.

My Project

With two classes together in one room, the wobble chairs will not only lend itself to additional seating, but will allow students their choice of flexible seating arrangements. The tight knit learning environment of our joint science lessons are the perfect setting for these wobble chairs.

It is hard enough for adults to stay seated for a long period of time, so to expect that of our students is a lot to ask!

The wobble seats will help our fidgety students stay more focused. The stability wobble cushion will provide sensory input and effectively help students focus on their tasks.

I actually won a wobble chair in a drawing that my principal had and it has been quite a hit in my classroom! Students absolutely love it, and it truly makes a difference for those students that have difficulty sitting still. Since I currently only have one wobble chair, it's a challenge as my students all want to use it at the same time. Having additional wobble seats will give the opportunity for more students in my class to have this option for flexible seating.

In our science class, we incorporate the use of technology whenever we can! We are fortunate to have a class set of laptops that students use during science to watch instructional videos, research, and to create their own PowerPoint presentations. It is important to us to have students pick a spot in the room that they think will be most conducive to their learning. Having the laptop desks will be another unique and creative option for them to be comfortable while learning.

Mrs. Shapiro
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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 $71.95 5 $359.75
Trideer 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 4 $67.96
Laptop Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk for Bed Sofa Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Young Color(Purple) • Amazon Business $13.59 4 $54.36
LakiKid Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64, Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97

Materials cost

$510.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$547.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.65

Total project goal

$644.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$644.34

7 Donors

-$565.52

Donations toward project cost

-$488.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.33

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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