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  • $544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Kirkpatrick
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

We Like to Move It, Move It!!

My students need flexible seating options to allow them to make instruction time more effective and comfortable for them. The bean bags, balance ball chairs, foam mats, rug and hammock will make this possible.

My Students

We are a Title I campus with many of our student population receiving free or reduced lunch. My classroom serves students with special needs by providing them with the tools and guidance they need to reach their full potential in the general education setting. Harvey had a major impact on our school and community. While some of my students' homes were flooded, others lost everything. My students are resilient and show up every day ready to learn. We are in the process of getting back on track and making up lost instructional time.

The students in my classroom are all on the Autism Spectrum.

This means it can be challenging for them to stay focused without fidgeting or some movement. Sitting still for extended periods of time while in class can be a challenge.

My Project

These materials will give my students options during instructional time. The rug will give students something comfortable to sit on in our listening station. The bean bag chairs, balance ball chairs, and foam mats will be used by students during independent work by allowing them a variety of ways to complete their work. They will no longer have to sit at a desk or table if they are more comfortable on the floor with a foam mat or using a bean bag. These students will be able to use a lap desk to put their work on while they are using the flexible seating options to complete assignments. The therapy swing will be used by students who are feeling overwhelmed and need a sensory break.

Providing a variety of flexible seating options will reduce sensory meltdowns, provide a sense of community within the classroom, and promote student engagement.

Using different seating for different areas in the classroom will also provide concrete examples of what is expected of the students through the use of visuals. Each area is set up with their own unique individual visuals.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $30.64 2 $61.28
Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green • Amazon Business $28.00 2 $56.00
KC CUBS Playtime Collection Space Safari Road Map Educational Learning & Game Area Rug Carpet for Kids and Children Bedrooms and Playroom (5' 0" x 6' 6") • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Driftsun Hammock Pod Kids Swing / Outdoor and Indoor Children's Hammock Chair Nook - Hardware Included (Blue) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Flaming Red & White Polka Dots - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover & Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack -Panda Sleep Furniture • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Sapphire Blue - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover & Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack - Indoor Furniture By Panda Sleep • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Spicy Lime - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover & Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack - Indoor Furniture By Panda Sleep • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Inflatable Balance Ball Desk Chair With Stability Legs - Flexible Classroom Seating, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Inflatable Balance Ball Desk Chair With Stability Legs - Flexible Classroom Seating, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Inflatable Balance Ball Desk Chair With Stability Legs - Flexible Classroom Seating, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38

Materials cost

$425.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.50

Total project goal

$543.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.31

1 Donor

-$543.31

Donations toward project cost

-$461.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 10 students.

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