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Mrs. O'Sullivan from Corona NY is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Seating Makes Cents: Learning Financial Literacy Through Flexible Seating

Help me give my students wobble seats, an adjustable floor table, and benches, so they will have flexible seating options as they apply financial literacy skills.

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My Students

My first-grade class is a place of challenge, discovery, and growth-filled​ with many different opportunities for all students. They are creating a foundation for their future learning and education. My students face the challenges of living in a high poverty area, yet they come to school eager to learn every day.

The students grow and learn in different ways with different supports.

They bring to the class their wonderfully diverse backgrounds and an eagerness to learn English as many of them are ELL students and students with special needs. All of my first-gradee students have unique needs and talents that help them grow as lifelong learners.

My Project

It's not a secret that students are able to better focus when they are able to move and are empowered when given choice over their learning. The majority of the time most students are seated in standard chairs. I want to provide my students with more opportunities to move as well as have voice and choice over their learning. In addition, I want to provide them with meaningful experiences to apply financial literacy concepts.

"Seat Cents" will not only provide students with a meaningful learning opportunity to practice various financial literacy concepts, but it will also provide my students with the flexible furniture they so desperately need.

I know students will be so excited to have more seating options in the Math Area of the Classroom. This project will provide my students with adjustable benches, a floor table, and wobble chairs that they can sit in while they learn about financial literacy during Math Centers. Students will earn "Seat Cents" for demonstrating positive behaviors such as being respectful, responsible, safe, and kind. Students can also earn "Seat Cents" for working hard, and finishing work teaching them that we have to work hard for our money.

Students will be able to spend their "Seat Cents" on different furniture options. Not only will they practice counting money to purchase an opportunity to sit in one of our new seating options, but they will also practice saving vs. spending as they decide whether to spend their "Seat Cents" to sit in a more affordable seating option or save up to sit in a more expensive option. Thank you for your support as you provide my students with sensory seating to help them get their wiggles out, increase focus, and apply financial literacy concepts through authentic learning.

Mrs. O'Sullivan
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Christopher Knight Home Living Skyler Grey Leather Storage Ottoman Bench • Amazon Business $122.09 2 $244.18
FDP Rectangle Activity School and Classroom Kids Table (30 x 48 inch) Short Silver Floor Legs for Flexible Seating Collaborative Spaces, Adjustable Height 11-16 inches (Maple Top/Maple Edge) • Amazon Business $170.00 1 $170.00
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 - Purple • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99

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