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Mrs. Mellish from Clare MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While You Work in Second Grade

My students need flexible seating choices to allow movement while learning.

  • $813 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been teaching for over 20 years. This year, I have 24 second graders who mean the world to me. They are all hard workers, but some of the challenges that are beyond their control prevent them achieving their learning goals.

My goal is to give my students the opportunity to choose a seating arrangement that best fits their learning style to get the most out of their day.

Being able to choose a non-traditional seat will help my students focus on the task at hand and listen with the appropriate movements needed to maximize their learning.

The items I am requesting include; Kore WOBBLE chairs, stay and play balance balls, inflatable stability wobble cushions, 3" cushions for seating on the floor.

My Project

My goal is to provide a variety of seating for my students so they can move and wiggle while they work.

Students should be given a chance to sit in the best place that meets their needs to enhance their learning throughout their day.

The different seating styles that I have chosen will allow them the opportunity to chose one that will let them be most productive.

I would lower 3 tables and provide comfortable cushions on the floor. I would have cushions on some seats for easy movement without the disruption. The Kore wobbly chairs and large balance balls will allow my kinesthetic learners to use their muscles along with their brains.

Very few students these days are your standard learners that sit, listen and do their work. Many benefit from the ability to move while they listen. The different styles of seating arrangements I have chosen will give all my students a chance to do their best and enjoy the process of learning.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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"! - Dark Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $59.80 5 $299.00
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, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.43 6 $116.58
2 Pack - Inflated Stability Balance Disc, Including Free Pump - Bulk Packaging • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Round, Blue (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $72.99 1 $72.99
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Square, Blue (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $72.49 1 $72.49

Materials cost

$651.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$690.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.91

Total project goal

$812.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$812.71

9 Donors

-$625.00

Donations toward project cost

-$546.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$170.24

Match offers toward project cost

-$144.70

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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