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Mrs. Hollon from Columbus OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Standing Mustangs

Help me give my students have additional flexible seating options with a new standing desk and standing stools.

  • $388 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The community that our school is located in is very close but suffers from high poverty and a high crime rate.

Students at our school are wonderful and have high goals, but they lack experiences and skills that many of their peers that don't live in poverty have.

Some of our classes have more than 50% of the students that are currently English language learners. We are always looking for ways to give our students a competitive edge to compete with the students not living in poverty.

For many of our students, we spend more time with them than their families because our families are forced to work 2nd and 3rd shifts to provide for their family. This leads to a lot of unsupervised time or a lot of siblings raising siblings. Our students lack many of the social-emotional skills that are expected in the real world. They face many challenges every day that are beyond the understanding of most people outside of an urban setting with high poverty.

My Project

During the summer of 2016, I purchased 4 ball chairs, 4 traditional stools, 4 beach chairs and 4 camp chairs and took a leap of faith into flexible seating. Now, I need your help to provide additional seating options since our class size has increase so much. I am requesting for standing stools this time along with one more standing desk. .

You will help add flexible seating options to our classroom to help the space continue to grow and be a student centered learning space.

My students spend most of their school day sitting in desks and it shows. They have more energy than they know what to do with or they fall asleep. The flexible seating I have provided keeps them actively engaged all period.

When the 2016 school year began, students were shocked when they entered the class room. It looked so different from what they were used to.

They filled all the traditional seats first and then stood around the room lost until I directed them to sit down in the other options. Within a week they had all found options that worked best for them, switching around depending on their needs each day. They were more focused and excited to come to class each day.

Students from other rooms tried to sneak in and sit in the different options. Flexible seating was working and now it is time to take it to the next level with your help.

Mrs. Hollon
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products Focal Mogo Seat FKS-1000-BK, Black Leaning Stool, Portable, Indoor/Outdoor Use • Amazon Business $72.99 2 $145.98
DESK - CS CONTEMPORARY STAND UP COLLABORATION - 20X26 RECTANGLE LAMINATE TOP - CHROME FRAME - 30-43 ADJ HEIGHT - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY BOOK BOX OR BOOKRACK • School Specialty $135.77 1 $135.77
OPTION CLASS - CS CONTEMPORARY LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
GRAY GLACE (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - SPECIFY BOOK BOX OR BOOK RACK - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
METAL BOOK BOX (M) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$281.75

Vendor shipping charges

$13.58

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$329.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.16

Total project goal

$387.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$387.72

2 Donors

-$110.35

Donations toward project cost

-$110.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$257.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$219.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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