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Mrs. Schafer from Eaton Rapids MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wobble While We Work

My students need many seat options like wobble chairs to improve focus, motivation, and concentration.

  • $233 goal

This project expired on November 21, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are ...eager... inquisitive... fun loving... self-motivated... problem solvers... creative... curious.

Though being a very diverse group of students, they all like to explore and discover new things.

Our school has a wide range of academic strengths and needs.

We all learn to work together on a daily basis and become a classroom community. Getting along and resolving conflicts is a goal we strive for each and every day. My students strive to do, and be, their personal best each day.

My Project

I hope to give the students a welcoming, comfortable environment for learning since my classroom is their home away from home and the place of most stability for some. I welcome every child with a smile and a hope for a great day. Some like to sit in a chair, at a table or desk, while others prefer to stand, rock, bounce, or even sit on the floor! The wobble stools will give the students more mobility and add to their selection of seating to empower their brains! These choices will encourage my students to make a choice that will maximize their learning for the day.

Problem Solvers now = Problem Solvers later

If student motivation and higher engagement is truly the desired endgame, then we as teachers must adapt right along with our students in our classrooms. The students we share our classrooms with don't know life without constant connectivity and wi-fi. Outside the windows of our classroom is a dynamic, and ever-changing world full of choices. How can we expect our students to solve problems and make choices independently if we constantly solve their problems and make their choices for them? Our classroom environments should be conducive to open collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. This simply cannot be done when kids are sitting in rows of desks all day. I noticed students standing at their desks and frequently asking if they were allowed to work on the floor. In an attempt to re-focus my students, I decided to try implementing flexible seating. The purpose of flexible seating is to create various opportunities for students to work in an environment they can be most successful and productive in.

Mrs. Schafer
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair - Active Chairs for Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers & Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 14" Wobble Chair for Kids with ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Black - Age range 3-7y • Amazon Business $54.99 3 $164.97

Materials cost

$164.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$197.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.84

Total project goal

$232.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$232.28

11 Donors

-$221.72

Donations toward project cost

-$188.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.78

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.56

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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