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Ms. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Can Be Flexible In Our Seats!

Help me give my students options for flexible seating so they can be comfortable and mobile all day long.

  • $253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students make us smile every minute of the day - whether it is because they just said their first successful sentence in English or have shared their feelings in our daily social-emotional circle. We work with a diverse group of very special children. Each one is unique in his/her own way. Our classroom is combined 6th-8th grade students who travel through a continuous war zone to come to school every day eager to learn. They are a diverse population, who face many challenges such as special needs, social-emotional trauma, along with being the first in their family to have a formal education; yet they are survivors who refuse to let these obstacles get in their way.

My Project

Flexible seating gives kids a chance to choose where they are most comfortable learning. Whether it be on a wobble cushion for their individual chair, or having a portable lap desk, giving students the option gives them the opportunity to be in their best learning environment. Knowing that they have the option to change their seats during the day will help my kids who have trouble sitting still, struggle to focus, and need frequent change of pace. Flexible seating has immediate benefits including burning calories, increasing motivation and engagement, using up excess energy, creating better oxygen flow to the brain and improving core strength and posture. Physical activity has also been linked to higher academic performance and improved behavior. I feel that having these options will make the overall classroom experience for my diverse learners a comfortable and welcoming experience each every day.

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Ms. M.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $26.80 2 $53.60
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Laptop Stand, Writing Table, Tray Table, Kids’ Travel Tray, Travel-Friendly Work Table, One-Piece Travel Desk, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified Collaborative Seating • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Purple) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98

Materials cost

$181.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$214.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.81

Total project goal

$252.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$252.09

2 Donors

-$175.46

Donations toward project cost

-$167.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.32

match offer

-$55.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$47.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.18

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$0.00

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