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Mrs. Mendralla from Riverside IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starbucks Knows To Provide Comfortable, Relaxing Environments- Why Don't Schools?

My students need comfortable chairs, pillows, and lap desks to work independently and as groups throughout the classroom.

  • $769 goal

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My Students

Eighth graders- you either love them or you hate them. I love them! I love their wit, their awkwardness, their need to be treated like an adult, and their inner child that isn't ready to be an adult quite yet.

At an age where they are growing rapidly, both physically and academically, we need to create an environment that allows them to spread out, work together, and love what they're doing in the classroom.

This generation's immersion in technology makes it difficult to keep their attention and interest without a screen in front of them. We need to pull out all the stops to create a comfortable, engaging environment that gets them away from the distraction of all the internet has to offer and back to a love of reading and working together to solve problems.

My Project

Giving my students flexible seating options allows them to take charge of their learning and and make the best choices for what works for them.

It is ironic that kindergarten classes have large spaces and options for small students, but our biggest students seem to get the least options and smallest spaces.

We would never accept plastic chairs and lap height desks in the workplace as the most effective way to work and collaborate. We would never sit at one in our homes to get comfortable and read a good book. Yet we expect out students to do just that. Dreamworks Animations and Google recognize that creativity, collaboration, and worker productivity increase when flexible seating is an option. I'd like to give my students the same advantage.

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 640614 Original Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $49.88 2 $99.76
RelaxTime Desk Lap Desk Laptop Tray | Lapdesk Tablet Pillow Board For Adults Kids Students Teens For Work Gaming Reading or Fun On Computer iPad For Home or Travel by • Amazon Business $17.99 5 $89.95
Big Joe 645614 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $41.98 2 $83.96
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Red - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Safavieh California Premium Shag Collection SG151-7070 Navy Area Rug (3' x 5') • Amazon Business $45.11 1 $45.11
Kick Bands Bouncy Desk Fidget Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School Students - ADHD Foot Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Desks by Solace • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Brentwood Poodle 25-Inch-by-25-Inch Floor Cushion, Pink • Amazon Business $20.00 2 $40.00
Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today Wall Decal, Classroom Vinyl Quotes, 24"x11.5" Black, Teacher Decor • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Brentwood 3438 Crown Chenille Floor Cushion, 24-Inch, Purple • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Brentwood 3438 Crown Chenille Floor Cushion, 24-Inch, Rio Red • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
CMI427 Set Goals. Reach Goals. Make New Goals. Repeat. | Motivational Decal | Inspirational Decal | Premium Black Vinyl Decal | 12.6" Wide • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91

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