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Mr. Mason from Anchorage AK is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM and Seating

My students need new headphones, wobble chairs, K'NEK sets and a collection of STEM games and activities.

  • $981 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom houses an energetic collection of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Montessori learners. Our teaching philosophy prompts us to follow each and every child through natural, timely learning experiences. We emphasize hands-on skill acquisition and provide students with a variety of learning materials. Our school is widely diverse, playing host to many cultures and backgrounds.

"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child." -Doctor Maria Montessori.

Doctor Maria Montessori was an innovator within the context of twentieth-century education. She used cutting-edge materials and methods to convey complicated concepts and processes, engaging her students in magical, captivating ways. Dr. Montessori emphasized the importance of a prepared environment and saw the utmost potential in each and every pupil. Technology has become and continues becoming, increasingly useful, efficient, and effective within the learning environment. Through my practice, I strive to cultivate a prepared environment that not only embraces technology, STEM, and innovation, but one that would please Doctor Montessori were she still with us today.

My Project

My students are naturally curious, hands-on learners. They will surely benefit from the tactile experience that accompanies construction and engineering. My hope is that these materials will cause them to grow, exploring their passions and interests. Included are two K'nex building sets, a circuitry kit, magnetic building panels, interlocking brain flakes, and a marble maze game.

"The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing."

We are also hoping to secure new headphones and WOBBLE stools for the new school year. The headphones will be used in both the computer lab, and in our classroom. The stools will help restless students adjust during our work periods. All of these items will greatly improve our day to day classroom experience.

Mr. Mason
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Volume Limited On-Ear Headphones for Kids - Blue/Green • Amazon Business $13.49 13 $175.37
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Black (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Orange (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Red (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Green (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting Kids - Junior, Blue (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
K’NEX Imagine – Power and Play Motorized Building Set – 529 Pieces – Ages 7 and Up – Construction Educational Toy • Amazon Business $54.54 1 $54.54
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
K’NEX – 52 Model Building Set – 618 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $36.72 1 $36.72
Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$780.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$833.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.08

Total project goal

$980.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$980.52

8 Donors

-$793.02

Donations toward project cost

-$674.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$118.95

Matching donations from our partners

-$187.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$159.38

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.12

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$0.00

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