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

Wiggling While We Work

My students need six wobble chairs to give them a chance to move throughout the day.

  • $553 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is an economically diverse school where 60% of students are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch. It is nestled in a wooded area of town that has a semi-rural feel to it. The catchment area of my school is very large and some students are bused from a more urban area further away from the school.

My students are curious about the world, eager to learn and full of energy!

They bring excitement to learning and try their best. First grade is such an amazing year to teach because the students make so much growth in a year. Every year I am flabbergasted by the transformation from the beginning to the end of the school year. It is my hope that these kids will continue their enthusiasm for learning throughout and beyond their school careers to become life-long learners.

My Project

Have you ever seen a group of first graders on a carpet? Sometimes it's like staring at a big moving mass of kinetic energy! They are wired to be moving around. However, at times they are required to sit, sometimes in a chair at a desk. While sitting at chairs, I have witnessed some of my wigglier charges up on their knees in their seats or rocking on their chairs. Sometimes this inevitably ended in tears as ultimately they fall off!

Wobble chairs will allow my students to gently release their energy throughout the school day in a way that is safe.

The wobble chairs do not have a stable base so students have to use their core muscles to sit upright. This helps build the core strength necessary to develop their gross motor skills. As there is a natural wobbling motion factored into sitting on these chairs, I'm sure the number of reminders to stop rocking in chairs will decrease!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA726 - Flex-Space 14" Wobble Chair Bundle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $398.94 1 $398.94

Materials cost

$398.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$469.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.91

Total project goal

$552.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$552.74

13 Donors

-$321.22

Donations toward project cost

-$277.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.68

match offer

-$226.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$192.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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