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Ms. Kovelant from San Diego CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle and Learn!

My students need more flexible seating like Wobble stools and balance balls to maximize their engagement in learning tasks without compromising their need to move and wiggle.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What I love about the start of a new school year is the energy of my incoming class of kindergartners! They are always so eager and excited to begin this important milestone in their lives. The first day jitters don't last long as they are quick to make friends and begin the process of building a strong community of learners.

My students are proud, inquisitive, confident, and full of heart.

They take ownership of this time and place we create. They come from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. Together they build a team of tolerance, respect, and empathy.

There is not a day I am not amazed by their young minds and character. Their determination and willingness to always try inspires me. The way they make me smile and laugh is proof I have the best job in the world!

My Project

With the rise of popularity, accessibility, and research in favor of flexible seating in the classroom, I became very intrigued on how I could implement this on my own. I started with allowing students whenever possible to move and work around the classroom as needed. Standing at a table or working on the floor, I even brought in an old couch and chair as options. What I have found in the 15 years I have been teaching is that giving students more choice in their learning environment allows them to take more ownership and responsibility for their learning goals. Offering options like wobble stools, balance balls, and other creative seating gives my students an even greater ability to decide what will work best for them when completing tasks.

I am always looking for ways to stay innovative and creative to meet the needs of my students.

Kindergartners need to wiggle and move. Developmentally it is inappropriate for these young students to "sit still" for extended periods of time, yet often this is what is expected in classrooms nowadays. Then, when kids struggle to meet this expectation, they are often reprimanded for it when they can't. Confidence and self esteem as well as attention, stamina, and efficiency on tasks suffer as a result. These materials will help students stay positive about school and engaged in their work. At the same time, it will build their core strength and gives their boundless kindergarten energy a place to go!

Ms. Kovelant
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Green - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Red - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Eggplant • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
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 1 $19.98

Materials cost

$429.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.23

Total project goal

$594.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.89

3 Donors

-$594.89

Donations toward project cost

-$505.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.23

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$0.00

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