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Ms. Skolnick from Guilford VT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggling Our Bodies and Expanding Our Minds!

My students need flexible seating options in the classroom to ensure they have the ability to choose the most comfortable way for them to actively engage and focus on learning!

  • $1,071 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My two classes consist of 34 energetic, curious, creative, and hard-working kids. My students are very engaged and enthusiastic learners who come in every day wanting to explore and grow!

My fourth and fifth grade classes have a strong sense of community founded on the premise of building each other up with kindness, support, and understanding.

A key part of our daily classroom routine we use to build that community is reading. As a class, we delve into countless books together each year to better understand ourselves, each other, and the world in which we all live. We challenge our thinking, broaden our knowledge, and foster empathy while learning how to support others.

My Project

Flexible seating would be a great addition to our classroom community! Having options for students to explore will help them better understand themselves as a learner. The students will have five different seating options that will allow them to actively move their bodies during indoor independent, group work, and reading times. These are traditional school chairs, wiggle seat toppers for chairs, wiggle stools, floor pillows, and stay in place ball chairs.

Expanding the variety of options within the classroom will provide each child an opportunity to take initiative and decide what is most beneficial for their learning.

In my experience, engagement, focus, and enthusiasm all improve when students are able to integrate physical activity in the classroom. I believe that giving students options in their learning environment helps them grow to better understand themselves as a learner. Thank you for helping us wiggle our way to success!

Ms. Skolnick
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 18 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME / SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $73.47 5 $367.35
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 15 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME/SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $69.97 5 $349.85
CHAIR BALL 35CM -13.5 IN - SIT N GYM - TRANSPARENT W/STARS - EACH • School Specialty $17.96 4 $71.84
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 5 $0.00
SLATE (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 5 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 5 $0.00
SAFFRON (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 5 $0.00

Materials cost

$789.04

Vendor shipping charges

$78.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$909.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$160.55

Total project goal

$1,070.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,070.33

8 Donors

-$813.86

Donations toward project cost

-$714.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.58

match offer

-$230.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$195.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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