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Ms. Julie McDowell from Albuquerque NM is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Selective Seating for our STEAM Academy

Help me give my students flexible seating options for 2 of our stations in our STEAM room, along with a timer for students to have a visual reminder of the time allowed at each station.

  • $503 goal

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My Students

I am a STEAM / Technology teacher to 750 students ranging from Kindergarten to 5th grade. They are an amazing group of diverse students; all of whom have their own unique qualities, talents, and strengths.

We are a Title I elementary school with a STEAM room which focuses on science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics.

For many of our students, their only exposure to modern technology is at school. I am seeking to help our students develop creativity, confidence, design thinking and team work by providing hands-on activities in Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics (STEAM). Many of our students are visual and kinesthetic learners - having opportunities to work with their hands and visualize concepts helps them to better grasp the things that they are learning in their classrooms.

My Project

Sitting behind a desk or table is a given in any classroom. For many students, it can be an almost impossible task to sit still and focus on their learning. I am a STEAM room teacher. I would like my classroom to have a variety of options that work best for their learning. This may be sitting at a table with colorful stools, or sitting on a yoga ball Zenergy Chair.

I’m requesting flexible seating to help my students be successful & focus their attention on learning via exploration.

I am hoping you will help me achieve this goal for an amazing group of students who truly deserve the best. The items that I'm hoping to receive will be used on a daily basis. The Zenergy Black ball chairs would be a fantastic addition to our STEAM room. This would give my students the movement they need, but still giving them the ability to focus on the task at hand. The colorful stools provide additional seating at another station The timer will give each student a visual representation of the time that they have at each rotation.

Ms. Julie McDowell
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 750 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 4750BL Zenergy Ball Chair, Black, Low Profile, Active Seating • Amazon Business $101.70 3 $305.10
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $51.96 1 $51.96
Time Timer PLUS 60 Minute Visual Analog Timer (Charcoal); Optional Alert (Volume-Control Dial); Silent Operation (No Ticking); Time Management Tool • Amazon Business $33.90 1 $33.90

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