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Mrs. Woodward from Machias ME is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While You Work!

My students need Wobble stools and other alternative seating so they can wiggle, wobble, and still focus while they are working.

  • $507 goal

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My Students

My students are eager and active 10 and 11-year-olds. They have grown up in a town that relies heavily on seasonal work and the abundant natural resources in the area. Though they live in one of the poorest counties in the nation, they know the value of hard work and using their resources.

My fifth-grade students are eager and excited to learn about all subjects.

These students attend a pre-k through eighth-grade public school in a small town in Maine. They enjoy learning through exploration and working together in groups. They are fortunate to have classes in art, music, physical education, and technology each week. Many are involved in sports both inside and outside of school. Students from this area enjoy hunting, fishing, and using recreational vehicles in their spare time.

My Project

Students need to be able to move around at their desks while they are working on their daily assignments. Wobble stools and stability balls allow students to sit comfortably while remaining focused and alert during important lessons. These alternative seats also help to increase core strength, promote correct posture, and will even increase blood flow throughout the body.

Focused students are happier students!

Studies show that when students are able to remain active during work time, they are able to focus for longer periods of time. Not only does their focus increase, but they also produce better quality work. Traditional chairs can be uncomfortable, and being uncomfortable can lead to off-task behaviors. With wobble stools, stability balls, and other flexible seating options, students are able to keep their focus where it counts- their school work.

Mrs. Woodward
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Stool, 18" H, Blue, LNT-3046-18BL • Amazon Business $67.98 2 $135.96
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $25.00 3 $75.00
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for all ages, Toddler thru Pre-Teen; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Junior (16in) • Amazon Business $71.95 1 $71.95
Trideer Ball Chair 65&75cm Flexible Seating Exercise Ball with Stability Ring & Pump, Great for Improving Balance & Core Strength (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Silver), 65cm) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Turkis), 65cm) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99

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