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Ms. Vericella from Brooklyn NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seating Made Easy!

My students need 4 Balance Ball Chairs, 4 WOBBLE Chairs, 4 Butterfly Chairs, and 4 Beanless Bag Chairs in order to support their individualized learning needs!

  • $842 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a 6th, 7th, & 8th grade combined Special Education class consisting of students that are Intellectually Disabled. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. They come from low income houses. 100% of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. Some of the students live in shelters and many from single parent or foster care. All of my students have individual learning needs. Many have issues remaining on tasks at hand due to their fine and gross motor deficits. In addition to their fine and gross motor deficits, they also are met with the challenge of significant global delays, which impede their day to day living. They struggle with transitioning during class time and from one setting to another. Most have a hard time socializing with their peers and engaging in conversation. These students come from challenging economic backgrounds but are highly motivated to learn and grow. Let's give them the tools to be the successful learners they strive to be!

My Project

We are a 6th, 7th, & 8th grade combined Special Education class consisting of students that are Intellectually Disabled. My students come from low income houses. We are in high demand of supplies that assist their needs to become successful learners. One approach that is very successful in the educational field is the use of flexible seating. Flexible seating provides students with the opportunity to choose from a variety of seating choices that help make students more comfortable in the classroom setting. As educators, we have to ask ourselves, how do our students like to learn? Flexible seating gives them the opportunity to explore learning beyond just a desk and chair. Students who struggle with "jitters" will benefit from the Wobble Chair to reduce their anxiety and movement and give them the ability to focus more on the task at hand. My students have a variety of wants and needs, therefore, expecting them to sit in the same place for hours at a time is not conductivce learning. With these resources, they get to pick how they want to learn. This will give students the chance to be in control of their own learning making the classroom more student-centered and their attitude towards learning more positive! I believe that if students are given their own "spot" to work they will truly enjoy learning more!

Ms. Vericella
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mainstays Butterfly Chair, Grey • Amazon Business $44.14 4 $176.56
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and, Black • Amazon Business $77.64 2 $155.28
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Pre-Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Green • Amazon Business $72.63 2 $145.26
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Pre-Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Black • Amazon Business $72.63 2 $145.26
Intex Beanless Bag Inflatable Chair, 42" X 41" X 27", Beige • Amazon Business $13.21 4 $52.84

Materials cost

$675.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$715.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.23

Total project goal

$841.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$841.56

18 Donors

-$650.68

Donations toward project cost

-$566.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.10

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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