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Ms. Petrella from Naperville IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While We Learn

Help me give my students the ability to choose how they will successfully learn.

  • $479 goal

This project expired on September 1, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every student has the ability to be successful, often it is just helping them discover how to be successful. I teach in an alternative school for students who have difficulties managing and processing their behaviors and emotions. Within my classroom these students have faced behavioral challenges because of their distinct learning needs.

Each day is a new chance to give students the tools necessary to be successful.

As their teacher, I strive to help my students finally experience academic success. This year I was provided with a brand new classroom that did not have any materials. Throughout the year our class has grown and we have learned how we all best learn together. My biggest goal is to help these students understand their sensory, attention, and learning needs so they can best advocate for themselves. While provided with the right tools, I can only imagine all they will achieve.

My Project

These seating choices will give my students the ability to choose how they successfully learn throughout our school day. Teaching a population of students that have previously struggled to achieve success is a rewarding experience, especially when the students discover how they learn best. These seating choices will provide my students the ability to to pick a stool, the floor, or a wobble stool.

With these seating choices my students will be learning how to be successful with their sensory needs.

I have seen great success with my students using the standing desks I have available and I know that with more choices we will see even more growth.

Ms. Petrella
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 10 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Pre-teen Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Home & School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 10-11 , Grade 5-6, Black (18in) • Amazon Business $79.88 3 $239.64
Ukeler Black and White Children Crawling Mat Non-Slip Thicken Washable Carpet for Nursery Room, 59''x74.8'', Polka Dot 1 • Amazon Business $71.99 1 $71.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBB-SO Plastic Stack Stools, Black & Black • Amazon Business $59.59 1 $59.59

Materials cost

$371.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$406.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.79

Total project goal

$478.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$478.58

6 Donors

-$273.07

Donations toward project cost

-$254.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.46

Matching donations from our partners

-$179.04

Match offers toward project cost

-$152.18

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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