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Ms. Ferlisi from Lakewood NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Cozy Classroom

Help me give my students a comfortable learning environment. Flexible seating has been proven to keep motivated and provide students with a positive instructional space. Students are able to choose the best place for them to grow!

  • $700 goal

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My Students

I am a new teacher who teaches in a very low income district in New Jersey. Most students in our school district qualify for free breakfast and lunch. Parents in our district work two to three jobs to support their families. Teachers in our district go above and beyond to make sure that student have all of the supplies necessary for each school year. This year, our schools mandated that each child must have a clear backpack for safety reasons. Regardless of recent events, we still try to ensure that school is a safe place in our students’ lives. The students in my school are some of the most determined and enthusiastic kids I have ever met. They learn the importance of family and education from a young age. I love how loving and grateful the students in my school are. My goal for this year is to increase the collaboration in our classroom community. Our theme is second grade superheroes. I intend to build on this theme each day as we become stronger and smarter, both as individually and as a team. I want my students to know that they will never stand alone and that they are loved!

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. This is especially true for students with ADHD/ADD and younger students. These flexible seating options will allow my second grade students the opportunity to take a break from sitting in their traditional classroom seats. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. There has been a recent push for flexible seating in classrooms as teachers have noticed amazing differences in their students when they are given a choice in their seating. I have seen chairs in my school break previously, and I am nervous that this will happen again with my class this year. I want to implement flexible seating in my classroom so that I can provide my students with an optimal learning experience.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools are adjustable and will allow students to sit at desk/higher tables but will still allow some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. They can also be used as an alternative chair if needed! The comfy floor seats and the beanbag chair will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Ms. Ferlisi
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Go Anywhere Teacher Chair with Carry Strap - Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.46 4 $197.84
LA486DC - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 1 $142.44
18" K'Motion Stool - Gray-Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.95 2 $99.90
18" K'Motion Stool - Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.95 2 $99.90
Slim Plastic Transparent Thin Lightweight Colorful Fun Clipboard with Ruler Measurements, Hanging Hook for Portable Classroom Children Teacher College Size (9" x 12.5") (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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