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Ms. Kohn-Leyba from San Francisco CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle, Jiggle, and Learn: Flexible Seating For Active Kids

Help me give my students comfortable and ergonomic alternatives to our traditional chairs.

  • $1,546 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach bright, motivated learners who are ready to take on more ownership of their education. At our school, students are provided many opportunities to develop as readers, writers, scientists, artists, and mathematicians.

My 3rd graders are at an important crossroad in their education, they are on the verge of independence and self-knowledge.

Teaching 3rd grade means guiding students from early to upper elementary - and all that entails. One way I can give them more agency is to allow them to make choices in their seating.

I've been teaching 16 years, and am always looking for ways to support my students' growth and development. Flexible Seating allows energetic kids to wiggle while they learn.

My Project

Some children need to move! We've all had (or were) those kids who can't sit still; those that seem tortured by traditional chairs and desks.

Flexible seating is a the way to make our learning environments fit our students - rather than the other way around.

Last year, I dipped my toe into the flexible seating world by taking away individual desks, and allowing my students to choose where they sat. This year (my 17th!), I want to give my students the gift of comfort and choice in their learning environment.

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. Last year, I noticed that my students were able to focus for longer periods of time than previous classes. I attribute the difference to choice. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

Your donation goes directly to transforming my classroom into a 21st century learning space!

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Ms. Kohn-Leyba
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA689DC - Flex-Space Collaborative Floor Work Space Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $474.01 1 $474.01
Kore Adjustable Wobble Chair 15.5"--21.5" - Red • Kaplan Early Learning Company $100.79 4 $403.16
LA487DC - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 1 $142.44
STOOL- CLASSROOM SELECT PADDED - 18 IN SEAT HEIGHT - BLACK • School Specialty $32.17 4 $128.68

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