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

The Wonders and Benefits of Flexible Seating!

My students need to feel comfortable and stay active throughout the day. Research has shown that flexible seating helps with students concentration and behavior!

  • $508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager and excited to learn. I am always looking for ways to get them engaged and involved in their learning. Making learning fun and having students take pride in their learning is a priority for me.

According to the Illinois Interactive Report Card, 94.1% of our students are living in poverty in conjunction with 72.3% being language learners.

Our teachers are passionate about providing instruction to bridge the achievement and language gap, but we lack the necessary resources to meet them at their diverse academic and language proficiency levels. Our students also lack the educational materials and opportunities at home that so many of us take for granted. My students are always so excited to receive new materials and it really helps to boost engagement.

My Project

Flexible seating gives students a choice of where they can move around the day. It allows for students to feel comfortable while learning. They can choose to bounce, teeter, stand or wobble! Students can move throughout the day and listen to instruction with flexible seating options.

Research has shown that students' attitudes change greatly when flexible seating is an option.

They are happier and have fun while maintaining concentration. Students become more responsible and are empowered by making choice throughout the day. Flexible seating caters to students needs. By implementing flexible seating, I know my classroom environment will change in an extremely positive way!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ProSource Diameter Core Balance Cushion Exercise Disc Trainer Board with Pump, Red, 14-Inch • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95
HearthSong® Collapsible Folding Lap Desk, in Blue • Amazon Business $19.98 3 $59.94
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 3 $59.94
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 2 $39.96
HearthSong® Collapsible Folding Lap Desk, in Green • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Bounce Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Bouncy Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87
Yes4All Balance Pods Hedgehog with Hand Pump – Sensory Stepping Stone for Children, Kids – Hedgehog Balance Pods/Balancing Pods (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98

Materials cost

$395.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$430.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.06

Total project goal

$507.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$507.04

1 Donor

-$338.03

Donations toward project cost

-$287.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.70

match offer

-$169.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$143.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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