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Ms. Patterson from Mount Vernon WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sit Tall to Learn

Help me give my students yoga ball chairs so that they can increase their attention span.

  • $204 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching 18 energetic second graders. My students come from very diverse backgrounds and face many challenges growing up in poverty, at times challenges that small children should not face. Approximately 86% of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

School is a place where my students can relax, learn, and have their immediate needs met on a daily basis.

It is rare when my students are absent. Despite the challenges my students face, they are eager learners and come to school ready to learn daily.

My Project

Studies have shown that flexible seating (seating that allows students to move and wiggle) increases student focus and their ability to learn. I would like my students to have the option of using this type of seating, that may increase their learning stamina. Flexible seating is a wonderful option for the modern classroom. There have been many changes in our schools in the past 100 years, but old, hard chairs are still the only option in many classrooms. I believe allowing students the ability to wiggle or rock while they learn is important for engagement and learning. I already have various forms of flexible seating options in my classroom and I noticed a dramatic decrease in discipline and and increase in engagement.

Ms. Patterson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Blue/Green • Amazon Business $64.98 2 $129.96

Materials cost

$129.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$173.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.58

Total project goal

$203.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$203.86

2 Donors

-$203.86

Donations toward project cost

-$173.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.58

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$0.00

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