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Mrs. McGowan from Courtland VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seating Options and Safety

Help me give my students more seating options like crates, more yoga balls, and rings to help stabilize the yoga balls we already have.

  • $255 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has around 500 students from diverse backgrounds. Most of our students come from rural areas, though we do have several that come from nearby cities. About half of our students come from economically challenging circumstances.

Our 4th graders continue to amaze me every day!

The energy, enthusiasm, creativity, curiosity, and love these students bring with them to school despite their circumstances motivate me to provide them the best possible educational experience.

Our school has made amazing progress the last three years! In 2015, we earned full accreditation from the state. Additionally, we were recognized as a winner of Virginia’s 2017 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award! This award is given to schools who met all state and federal benchmarks and made progress toward the goals of the governor and the board. It was only awarded to 20% of public schools in Virginia this year!

My Project

I have been experimenting with flexible seating in my classroom for two years now. I have found that it helps the students better focus on their work. Right now, I have yoga balls, bean bags, and stools.

I would like to add another option for students: milk crates.

I currently have beanbags at my low table, but adding milk crates would give the students another choice when seated there. I have had a problem with my existing yoga balls "wandering" around the room when they were unoccupied. I believe the rings I've requested will help solve this problem. I am also requesting a replacement for two of my yoga balls which met an untimely demise earlier this year.

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

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
URBNFit Exercise Ball Base - 4 Piece - Balance Ball Stand for Workouts or Use As an Office Chair at Your Desk - Create a Pregnancy Seat for Birthing Exercises, Yoga, Pilates (4 Piece) • Amazon Business $17.99 6 $107.94
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Muscle Rack PMK24QTB-3 24 Quart 3 Pack Black Heavy Duty Rectangular Stackable Dairy Milk Crates, 11" Height, 19" Width • Amazon Business $35.86 1 $35.86

Materials cost

$183.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$216.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.21

Total project goal

$254.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$254.73

4 Donors

-$170.91

Donations toward project cost

-$152.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.14

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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