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Mrs. S. from Bakersfield CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Super Safari Selective Seating

My students need a variety of choices for seating to help them focus on excellent learning.

  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am the lucky teacher of 20 eager, beautiful children. I have a diverse group of students from various socioeconomic backgrounds and many different ethnic groups. Even though my children face many difficulties, they come to school excited to learn. Our school provides a safe, happy place for our families and children. It is my goal to help my kindergarteners grow from where they are when they enter my classroom and rise to their full potential.

I teach the love of learning with high expectations in a loving, safe environment filled with positive choices.

My kindergarteners do active play and exercise throughout the day intermixed with music to keep their brains ready to learn. As a result, they read, write, and absorb math concepts more effectively.

My Project

After hearing an amazing speaker, Julie Adams, I am more aware of my students need to make choices and have control over certain things. These choices lead to learning that there are positive and negative consequences to their actions.

As a personal trainer and teacher for many years, I know that movement helps make the brain more receptive.

When I attended the kindergarten conference in Pasadena I heard a great speaker on flexible seating. I have been using flexible seating with the school chairs and tables I have, and we all love how effective it is. The children choose their seat each Monday on Move-it Monday. When we read or write or do certain projects children choose certain places in the classroom to sit or lie down since I just have school chairs. I have purchased a few fun chairs, and my children love to sit in them. I have noticed that the children stay focused for longer periods of time when they have free choice seating.

During small group time, when I am working with the children at my table, the children will choose a balance ball chair, a Kore Wobble chair, or a Stay -N-Play balance ball. Kindergarteners lose their focus quickly, and writing is the most difficult, which is why I have them work at my table. These chairs will give the children an outlet for their extra energy as well as will help their balance, so that they can focus and do their work more effectively. The Sweet Seat Elephant will enable children to have a comfortable seat for reading time, writing time, or math time. The chairs will be used during regular seat time as well.

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $55.98 2 $111.96
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! - Green - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
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! - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
Sweet Seats Adorable Elephant Children's Chair Ideal for Children Ages 2 and up, Machine Washable Removable Cover,14"L x 19"W x 20" H • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98

Materials cost

$337.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$403.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.25

Total project goal

$475.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$475.02

3 Donors

-$475.02

Donations toward project cost

-$403.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.25

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$0.00

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