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Ms. King from New Bern NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Traditional Seats? Not for Us!

My students need exercise mats and balance balls.

  • $229 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a K-5 school that houses 415 students and 31 teachers. Approximately 90% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. There were a total of 99 suspensions for behavior problems during the 2015-2016 school year. This number is significant and translates into a loss of instruction through direct contact with teachers. Along with two other schools in the district, we were labeled a “Low Performing School.” Low-performing schools are those that receive a school performance grade of D or F and a school growth score of “met expected growth” or “not met expected growth.” This year, however, we are embarking upon a new journey as a Restart School. With this title, we will be given a number of flexibilities from the state to provide our students with individual learning opportunities.

Our fourth graders are unique this year in that 95% of them are reading below grade level.

As a result, a major focus during a normal day is on reading instruction. Although my students love to learn, my students struggle to stay focused and are very active. They need constant movement and lots of reinforcement. Unfortunately, they may not always get this reinforcement.

My Project

A number of my students struggle to stay focused during instructional time. They need to move and groove to activate their brain waves. These exercise balls and yoga mats will allow students to stretch their bodies and their minds!

Because I already have some forms of flexible seating in my classroom, this will give students additional alternatives when it comes to collaborative work with their peers, independent reading, and classwork.

When my students walk into the classroom, I want them to feel like they are entering a space that is comfortable yet engaging. Students should feel excited about coming to school. As a result, we as educators need to rethink how we are designing our classrooms to promote 21st century learning.

Ms. King
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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 4 $79.92
AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, Red • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, Purple • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98

Materials cost

$149.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$193.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.20

Total project goal

$228.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$228.02

3 Donors

-$130.01

Donations toward project cost

-$110.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

match offer

-$98.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$83.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.70

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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