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Ms. Jenkins from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Seat, Any Seat!

Help me give my students options for flexible seating in a classroom of students with various disabilities.

  • $209 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are 3rd-5th grade students with low incidence disabilities, most primarily diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. They are fun-loving children who have a variety of needs. My school is located in the city of Chicago, and resources are limited. My students love learning with technology, doing yoga, and watching videos to enhance their learning. Some of my students are able to verbally communicate; however, some are not. My students, as well as most students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, have a variety of sensory needs. My students have difficulties finding calming strategies when they cannot find the words to express their feelings. Even though they have many challenges to face every day, they are happy kids who enjoy coming to school and love learning.

My Project

I am asking for stools, seat cushions, and yoga balls as options for flexible seating for my students. The traditional way of learning is sitting in a chair, at a desk, with paper and pencil. However, we all know that this is not how students learn these days! Not only are they more interested in working on technology, but students are also more motivated to work when they are comfortable.

Students with disabilities often become non-compliant, active, or display other behavioral challenges because they are dealing with sensory needs or discomfort.

Offering flexible seating choices for students can often decrease problematic behavior. It seems like such a simple solution, for what might be such big problems. Please help with the solution and support the yoga balls so students can bounce if they need sensory output, support the cushions so students can work on the floor or need a softer seat, and support the stools so students may rock back and forth while they work!

Ms. Jenkins
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 11 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SoftScape 15 inch Round Floor Cushions with Handles; Flexible Seating for in-Home Distance Learning, Daycare, Preschool, Classroom; 2 inch Thick Deluxe Foam (6-Piece) - Contemporary • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $49.29 1 $49.29
Emoly Exercise Ball for Yoga, Fitness, Balance Stability, Extra Thick Professional Grade Balance & Stability Ball - Anti Burst, Workout Program 2020 (Purple, 45cm) • Amazon Business $15.93 1 $15.93
Exercise Ball for Yoga, Fitness, Balance Stability, Extra Thick Professional Grade Balance & Stability Ball - Anti Burst, Workout Program 2020 (Blue, 45cm) • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85

Materials cost

$145.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$177.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.28

Total project goal

$208.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$208.52

3 Donors

-$111.76

Donations toward project cost

-$95.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.76

Matching donations from our partners

-$96.75

Match offers toward project cost

-$82.24

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.51

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$0.00

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