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Mrs. Gibbons from Edgewood KY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Will Wiggle While We Work

My students need active learning stools, balance balls, and other flexible seating options to better enhance their learning environment.

  • $593 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of teaching math and science to over one hundred fifth grade students. Every day they enter my classroom with eagerness and inquisitive minds. Albert Einstein once said, "Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather training the mind to think."

My students are curious, creative and capable.

My classroom is very unique. I teach in a "pod" setting where four teachers share a large room. Due to this kind of situation, it is important that I create a climate that is conducive to effective learning.

I want the opportunity to provide my students with a environment that not only encourages my students to learn, but challenges them to think.

My Project

Becoming well-developed mathematicians and scientists requires a great deal of focus and attention. Certain tasks in these subject areas promote productive struggle, which can cause a lot of frustration for many students. In my opinion, flexible seating provides positive outlets for students in these rigorous situations. In addition, I have seen how various flexible seating options can make a huge impact on student engagement in the classroom. Students are more engaged when they feel they are active participants in their learning.

Your donation can help to alleviate fidgeting bodies and restless minds, which will ultimately improve student learning in my classroom.

Currently, my classroom setup allows students to choose to sit at either one of my regular tables or at one of my low tables. I hope to add the choice of using the requested Learniture Active Learning Stools or the Gaiam Balance Balls at the regular tables. These two seating options will provide students with subtle and gentle rocking motions that have been proven to increase student focus and attention. For my low tables, I would like to add the choice of the SoftZone Floor cushions or the Trideer Wobble cushions. Both types of cushions can help students work on better coordination and grant sensory input to improve their learning.

These four different types of seating options provide my students the freedom to wiggle discreetly without distracting others. With your donation, I can create a soothing and calm classroom environment that promotes better focus on challenging school work.

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17 donors17 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 18" H, Blue, LNT-3046-18BL • Amazon Business $62.27 4 $249.08
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, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Contemporary, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96

Materials cost

$466.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.93

Total project goal

$592.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$592.89

13 Donors

-$467.08

Donations toward project cost

-$398.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.56

Matching donations from our partners

-$124.04

Match offers toward project cost

-$105.43

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

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$0.00

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