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Mrs. McLain from Gering NE is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While We Work

My students need flexible seating options such as balance ball chairs, core engagement stools, and bouncy fidget bands so that they are able to move and learn.

  • $658 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic, curious, vibrant elementary students in Kindergarten-3rd grade. The students I work with have a variety of special needs. Each individual is unique and talented in his/her own ways, and all of them learn differently.

My students love to move and have difficulty sitting for long periods of time.

They often need reminders to sit in our classroom chairs safely because of their wiggles.

Through funding of this project, my unique learners will have access to a variety of seating options that meet their individual needs. Different seating choices will allow learning and movement to co-exist.

Mrs. McLain's class would LOVE to "wiggle while we work"!

My Project

Alternative seating is a way to incorporate movement with learning. Due to lack of movement, many students become restless, inattentive, and off task throughout the school day. Our bodies crave movement, and I believe that when students are given a variety of seating options, their minds and bodies will be ready to learn.

Research supports the benefits of alternative classroom seating; some of which include positive learning outcomes, an increase in overall health, and improved attention and behavior.

Providing a variety of seating options will help me better meet the needs of my students and will provide an outlet for their wiggling bodies!

Mrs. McLain
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids ACE Active Core Engagement Stool for Kids, 15-Inch H, Grey • Amazon Business $79.49 4 $317.96
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 3 $50.97
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 2 $39.96
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Gray) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (12-Pack) - Improves Focus in the Classroom for School Kids and Students – Works for ADD ADHD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band – Silent and Non-Disruptive • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Playscene Feet Markers, Assorted Colors, (Set of 6 PAIRS) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75

Materials cost

$491.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$558.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.55

Total project goal

$657.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$657.02

12 Donors

-$452.02

Donations toward project cost

-$384.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.80

match offer

-$205.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.75

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$0.00

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