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Ms. Galletti from San Lorenzo CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sitting on Plastic Chairs All Day Is Hard!

My students need flexible seating like wobble chairs, balance balls and flexible chairs to help with their wiggles throughout the day. Having alternative places to sit throughout the day helps them stay focused.

  • $1,624 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an energetic, culturally diverse, happy, fun group of students who love learning. We are in in a rural neighborhood. Approximately 80% of our students receive free or reduced price lunch. They experience many challenges in and out of the classroom. They come from many diverse and academically under-served backgrounds. I try to provide meaningful, challenging, flexible, fun experiences for learning. When the learning environment is safe and fun, it allows for them to be more relaxed and push themselves beyond what they thought they were capable of.

My students have incredible minds and are amazing thinkers, readers and writers.

The majority of my students speak English as their second language. Most of our families work two or more jobs making homework assistance a challenge. Providing a comfortable, flexible working environment makes instruction time so important. If students are comfortable they are more likely to stay on task and complete their work in a timely manner.

My Project

I have noticed that many of my students throughout the day would push away their chairs and stand leaning on the edge of their desks, or they were asking to sit at the back table or go to the carpet. Learning doesn't always need to take place from a regular chair and desk.

When students are given some choice about where they can sit and they don't have that restrictive feeling of having to sit in a hard plastic chair, they tend to be more focused and on task.

Providing some alternative, flexible seats for my students will make it so they can wobble back and forth without breaking the feet off the chairs or falling over by using the Red, Blue or Green Wobble Chairs and the Flex Space-Comfy Floor Seats with reclining backs. They can also build some core strength while sitting on a Green or Blu Flex Space 22" Balance Ball while they complete their work in math, reading, writing, social studies science and other class activities.

Ms. Galletti
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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26 donors26 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR126BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 3 $239.97
CR126RD - Wobble Chair - Red - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 3 $239.97
CR126GR - Wobble Chair - Green - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 3 $239.97
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
BR302RD - Comfy Floor Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$1,219.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$111.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,379.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$243.48

Total project goal

$1,623.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,623.18

23 Donors

-$1,174.09

Donations toward project cost

-$997.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$176.11

match offer

-$449.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$381.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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