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

Wiggle While You Work!

My students need flexible seating to build community in the classroom, improve their focus, meet sensory needs, and encourage collaborative learning.

  • $338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds. Mine is a 100% free/reduced lunch school, and more than three quarters of the students come from low-income, high poverty backgrounds.

With limited resources in our district, we are often unable to purchase items that students need to maximize their learning, explore the world around them, and challenge themselves.

School is often the safe place for students to come for a warm meal, a friendly smile, and positive attention in their lives. When my students are at school, they love to learn, explore, and teach each other.

My Project

Flexible seating has been proven to improve student focus, encourages collaboration and community building, help meet students sensory needs, give them a chance to move while learning and be comfortable, and gives them control over their learning by giving them choices. With flexible seating in the classroom, students can work by themselves, in pairs, groups, or even as a whole class as needed.

By offering my students more flexible seating options, I am giving them an opportunity to collaborate more, build better community with their peers, meet their sensory needs, and improve their focus.

Flexible seating supports collaborative learning and community building in the classroom. Students are allowed to choose their seating daily which encourages them to work with a variety of their peers in learning communities which promotes student collaboration.

As many know, kids are made to move and wiggle. They have sensory needs that are often not met by traditional seating. Flexible seating opens that door for students to be able to move, wiggle, and meet sensory needs. When sensory needs are met, it increases student focus and productivity by increasing processing for students.

Comfortable students are calmer, more focused, engaged, and have a higher productivity. Giving students the chance to move whether it is twisting, kicking, bouncing, or rocking, it helps them focus more on their work because they are already

comfortable instead of worrying about being comfortable and learning.

Lap desks will enable students to work on the floor where they like. Clipboards help us move about and collaborate while we work. The exercise/yoga balls enable the students to bounce, wiggle, and move which helps them stay focused but get the wiggles out.

Mrs. Lacy
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Large Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Adults Students Kids Young Color(Blue) • Amazon Business $15.40 2 $30.80
Laptop Bed Tray Table NNEWVANTE Foldable Laptop Bed Desk Lap Desk Portable Travel Table, Breakfast Tray with legs Colouring Desk for Bed Couch Floor, Adults Students Kids(Green) • Amazon Business $13.93 2 $27.86
Laptop Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk for Bed Sofa Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Young Color(Purple) • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Ifavor123 Standard Size Clear Color Plastic Clipboard Transparent Assorted Colorful Clipboards (12) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Milliard Anti-Burst Peanut Ball Variety Pack - Approximate Sizes: Green 39x20" (100x50cm) & Blue 31x15" (80x40cm) Physio Roll • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Exercise Ball (45-85cm) EXTRA THICK Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump (Office & Home & Gym) (Dark Blue, 55cm) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Trideer Exercise Ball (45-85cm) EXTRA THICK Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump (Office & Home & Gym) (Green, 55cm) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
45-85cm Exercise Ball, Birthing Ball, Yoga Pilate Fitness Balance Ball with Pump Plug Kit, Anti-Slip & Anti-Burst, TRIDEER 2000lbs Extra Thick Core Cross Training Ball (Turkis, 55cm) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Exercise Ball (45-85cm) Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst & Extra Thick Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump (Office and Home) (Purple, 55cm) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Trideer Exercise Ball (45-85cm) EXTRA THICK Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump (Office & Home & Gym) (Green, 45cm) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Exercise Ball (45-85cm) EXTRA THICK Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump (Office & Home & Gym) (Dark Blue, 45cm) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$238.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.59

Total project goal

$337.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$337.26

2 Donors

-$337.26

Donations toward project cost

-$286.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.59

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$0.00

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