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Ms. D'Ambrosia from Bellefonte PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Flexible: Everyone Likes To Have A Choice!

My students need seating options like a table high enough they can stand while they work to stretch their growing legs, and stools they can wobble on to move while their brains work!

  • $1,077 goal

This project expired on August 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kids are one amazing crew! They are gaining independence daily, figuring out how to be accountable for themselves. Teaching them to make good choices, even when they aren't always the fun choices, is a daily goal as a teacher. I have a myriad of kiddos from high achieving gifted students to life skills students and everything in between. Their favorite things include sports, with a healthy Philly v. Pittsburgh rivalry seeing as we are in the middle, video games (I'm still not sure what FortNite is and I'm ok with that), and being on their phones whenever possible. They are all about social experiences and joking around whenever possible, always full of personality!

Even if they won't always admit it, they love to learn!

They want to learn through experiences. They want ownership of their space and the ability to have some choice in their learning. As crazy as they can make you, I am truly lucky to have them.

My Project

Middle school kids are growing, and their bodies need to move. They have all kinds of energy, but are expected to sit still for a majority of their day, which really just doesn't make sense. By giving the students a choice of where they feel they will learn best, they not only have some ownership of their learning, but can physically be in a place their mind can work.

When I asked the kids what their ideal classroom would look like, it included high tables they could stand at, and options like bean bags for sitting comfortably on the floor.

They were excited about being able to stretch out and have some different options that would be more comfortable. When I thought about it, I felt the same way as an adult. I don't like being stuck sitting at my desk or stuck in a chair at a meeting, I like options too!

Ms. D'Ambrosia
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture Cotton Twill Oversized Solid Bean Bag Chair Red • Quill.com $89.99 2 $179.98
nuLOOM MGNM04A Tammara Hand Braided Rug, 6' x 9' , Multi • Amazon Business $143.62 1 $143.62
Flash Furniture 42'' Square Natural Laminate Table Top w/33''x33'' Bar Height Table Base, Black • Quill.com $120.59 1 $120.59
Learniture Active Learning Stool, 20" H, Red, LNT-3046-20RD • Amazon Business $82.94 1 $82.94
Learniture Active Learning Stool, 20" H, Navy, LNT-3046-20NV • Amazon Business $62.66 1 $62.66
Learniture Active Learning Stool, 20" H, Blue, LNT-3046-20BL • Amazon Business $61.65 1 $61.65
Learniture Active Learning Stool, 20" H, Green, LNT-3046-20GN • Amazon Business $58.71 1 $58.71
Flash Furniture 30'' High Backless Yellow Metal Indoor-Outdoor Barstool with Square Seat • Amazon Business $42.47 1 $42.47
Flash Furniture 30'' High Backless Blue Metal Indoor-Outdoor Barstool with Square Seat • Amazon Business $42.37 1 $42.37
Flash Furniture 30'' High Backless Green Metal Indoor-Outdoor Barstool with Square Seat • Amazon Business $41.08 1 $41.08
Flash Furniture 30'' High Backless Purple Indoor-Outdoor Barstool • Amazon Business $35.67 1 $35.67

Materials cost

$871.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$914.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.44

Total project goal

$1,076.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,076.26

12 Donors

-$706.85

Donations toward project cost

-$617.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.53

match offer

-$350.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$297.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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