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Ms. Szymonik from River Grove IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wobble While We Work!

Help me give my students flexible seating to maximize their learning environment! My students need seating that allows them to move while they are working!

  • $458 goal

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My Students

I currently work with eleven amazing students in a self-contained special education classroom. I have three different grade levels (2nd-4th) in my classroom. My students all follow different schedules throughout the day to meet all of their needs. Their schedules include all academic areas, social/emotional learning, specials, etc. My students have many sensory needs and are also learning to work independently to gain confidence in themselves academically, as well as socially. All of my students are working in different areas of the classroom throughout the day, independently and in small groups. This type of environment can be a sensory overload and distracting to some of the students.

My Project

Next school year, I will have the same students that I have this school year. As their teacher, this gives me time to reflect on what my students need and how I can improve their learning environment. Getting to know these eleven amazing individuals, I have reflected on things that they love in the classroom and how they learn best. We currently have one wobble chair in our classroom and everyday it is the hot topic of conversation. My students cannot wait to ask me, "can I use the wobble chair today?" when they walk through those doors every morning. We also have a trampoline in our classroom. While using the trampoline for our movement breaks, I have seen their focus and engagement increase afterwards.

These eleven children have special needs that impact their learning and the way they interpret the environment around them.

My hope is to give my students a classroom where they are able to wobble, bounce, stim, etc. while they are learning! I believe movement and sensory input/output is key for my students. This project will help my students receive movement while they are working to increase their focus.

Flexible seating not only allows my students to increase their focus throughout the day, but it also gives them a sense of responsibility. They will have to pick a seat that will work for them each day. They will take charge of their learning by picking a seat that will help them learn best! They will have to respect the space of others, keep themselves organized, and learn how to share their seats with each other.

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

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This project will reach 11 students.

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Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Age Range 7-12 - Flexible Seating Classroom - 17.75" Tall - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture – Black • Amazon Business $64.99 4 $259.96
WALIKI TOYS Adult Size Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School and office, Pump Included, 30"/75CM, Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Purple) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98

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