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Mrs. Sanders from Syracuse UT is requesting flexible seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Seat for Better Educational Growth

Help me give my students stability ball seats, wobble cushions and seats, and floor seating to allow these busy bodies varied and optimal modes of learning.

  • $1,114 goal

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My Students

For my first year teaching, and in a world where education has taken huge hits due to our current pandemic, I am lucky to have a class full of kids who are bright, energetic, and come to class ready to learn. Many of my kids seem to have learned to not take advantage of in-person relationships. They are friendly to others, seek to make the other kids laugh, and want to be engaged socially whenever they can. Others are still learning how to interact with others in a classroom environment. In addition, the range of knowledge coming into my first grade class is extremely variable. The needs of each student in their educational and social-emotional spheres are spread across a wide range.

Despite the different challenges that my wide-eyed students are facing in the realms of education and social-emotional learning, they face each new learning opportunity with eagerness to learn new things and seek to progress in their individual and collective journeys.

In our classroom, we learn in whole-class discussions, small-group work with "Teacher," table/partner "talk-abouts", and individual teaching moments with "Teacher." We learn visually, vocally, and creatively. The end goal: all-around personal growth and progression.

My Project

After limited exposure to a classroom environment during the past two years, many of my children are still finding it difficult to spend time in a classroom for all-day instruction. Right now, all of my students have access to a regular hard chair. We get up often throughout the day, but I am finding that many of my students would benefit from other seating options.

With the help of flexible seating, my hope is that my active and bright students will be better able to access improved learning through seating opportunities that will better focus their minds and bodies.

My belief is that options for seating will not only increase educational growth, but their social-emotional learning will grow as well. They will learn turn-taking, personal space, and have opportunities for choice.

Mrs. Sanders
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA650DC - Flex-Space Premium Wobble Chair Bundle - 14 - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $455.05 1 $455.05
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Kids Floor Desk, Flexible Seating for Schools, Classrooms and Homeschool, One-Piece Writing Table, Alternative Seating, 10-Pack - Black • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 6 $119.94
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 $67.93 1 $67.93
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17 - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97

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