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Ms. Bumbalough from Sparta TN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wigglin' through First Grade with Flexible Seating!

My students need the Norwood Commercial Furniture Plastic Stack Stools because they would sit on these everyday at my teacher table, and they would love the wobble cushions for the different sensory feel!

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What makes First grade special? I love teaching First grade, because they are just now learning how to read and when they learn to read they take off reading everything. They have a lot of energy and are so full of life! They are still eager to learn and they always try their hardest to please not only me but everyone else around them.

Although I am the teacher, my kids help me learn new things daily about my teaching and just me as a teacher in general.

Even though it is the summer, I haven't met my students yet, but a teacher doesn't rest in the summer. I know the kids coming up into 1st grade from having experience of teaching at this school last year. However I am wanting to transform my classroom for them to make learning even more exciting!

My Project

Implementing flexible seating into the classroom allows students to have choice in their seating arrangements. The Norwood Commercial Furniture Plastic Stack Stools will be effect at my teacher table because students will not have time to slouch and get tired, which will help them be more engaged in the lesson.

By donating to our classroom project you will help students have a choice in their seating arrangement that suits them and their learning.

There are many times throughout the day that my students are allowed to sit where they want. We have an independent station within our centers.

During this independent time, my students will be able to take their center and choose the Liytle Kid Mats, the Wobble Cushions, or any other flexible seating that is available to complete their work. I have noticed when I allowed my students to sit where they wanted to in the classroom they were more engaged in their work. It has been proven by research that when students are active in their learning they are more successful. I try to think about myself in meetings, I become uncomfortable in a seat that doesn't fit my needs which leads me to not want to pay attention. Incorporating this flexible seating will allow them to not only move around while learning, but they are learning in comfort.

Ms. Bumbalough
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lytle Kids Carpet Squares • Amazon Business $105.00 1 $105.00
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.93 1 $59.93
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $25.50 2 $51.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Sea Foam • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00

Materials cost

$350.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$386.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.14

Total project goal

$454.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$454.28

7 Donors

-$329.28

Donations toward project cost

-$279.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.39

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

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$0.00

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