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Ms. Cridland from Seattle WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While You Work...

Help me give my students flexible seating for a group of learners who need to move!

  • $811 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic learners who need to move in order to pay attention and work independently. Some of my students have sensory differences and need tactile things to comfort them and help them focus.

My students come from diverse backgrounds including students in low-income housing, recent immigrants and students whose families have lived in the neighborhood for a long time.

I have students on the spectrum, with ADHD, and a variety of other needs which can complicate learning. They need a little extra support and because our school barely doesn't qualify for Title I we don't get as much support from the district/state.

Our class is full of enthusiastic minds who want to learn and are soaking up knowledge like sponges. Unfortunately a classroom with desks and chairs just doesn't fit the needs for every kid. We want flexible seating to meet all kids needs to level the playing field among students.

My Project

One word our class has chosen for our classroom community focus is integrated. My class is full of students from different backgrounds and who have different needs. That includes the need to move! and some sensory differences. I know adults who can't sit through an hour meeting, why are we asking students to sit all day in hard and sometimes broken chairs? Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make choices that work best for them.

I believe that with flexible seating I can help all of my students make the best seating choices for them without singling out students who have more movement or sensory differences, making it an more integrated community.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools and yoga balls with feet will allow students to sit at desks/higher tables but will still allow some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get their wiggles out while they work. The comfy floor seats and the small wiggle seats will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.

Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

Help our class keep on the move and be an integrated community!

Ms. Cridland
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WC716 - Flex-Space Wobble Chair - 16" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 3 $239.97
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 3 $149.97
LA487 - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 1 $142.44
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
FIDGET TOYS(Package of 10, 5 colors) Stress Relieve toy, Focus Enhance, Soothing Marble Fidgets for Children and Adults, has helped with ADHD ADD OCD Autism, Depressions and Anxiety disorders • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$597.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$52.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$688.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.55

Total project goal

$810.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$810.33

10 Donors

-$590.78

Donations toward project cost

-$518.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.00

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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