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Mrs. Rader from Allen Park MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While We Work

Help me give my students a variety of places to sit and wiggle around while they are learning in small and large groups.

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 1st graders are a diverse group of high energetic learners. They are full of excitement when they come to me in the morning, and are always looking for new things to learn and create. As their teacher, my job is to make sure that I am changing my teaching styles and classroom to meet their ever-changing needs. I work really hard to make sure that our classroom is a safe, engaging place to learn and grow. I am starting to change the set up of our classroom to better serve them. I do not do well myself sitting in one spot all day, and I know 6 and 7 year old bodies do not, either.

It is so important to create an environment were diverse learners can be successful.

Having a classroom that uses flexible seating will encourage my students who have sensory sensitivities, ADHD, and other needs a chance to be more productive.

My Project

Classrooms today look different than they did a few years ago, because the curriculum and students are changing. My first graders collaborate together in small and large groups. Students that have sensory struggles will love being able to wobble on the wobble chairs while working, and the balance balls will allow them to sit and move while working. The carpet spots will also give them choices on where to sit on the carpet.

When students make choices, they are more willing to work!

Empowering students with a choice in where they learn and work will increase their confidence and promote success for all learners!

Mrs. Rader
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Kids, Black (14in) • Amazon Business $62.98 4 $251.92
Trideer Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball with Base for Home and Office Desk, Ball Seat, Flexible Seating with Ring & Pump, Improves Balance, Back Pain, Core Strength & Posture(Ball with Ring • Amazon Business $33.24 3 $99.72
Carpet Markers Sitting Spots, 5" Kids Sport Spot Circles for Classroom Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Teachers (30 Pack) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$371.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.86

Total project goal

$479.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.06

5 Donors

-$454.06

Donations toward project cost

-$385.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.11

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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