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Mrs. DiMatteo from Algonquin IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Work, Rock, N' Roll

Help me give my students flexible seating, including a futon for comfortable reading, surf desks, a rug for a place to gather, and new ball chairs that won't roll away.

  • $826 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students this year are an amazing and unique group of learners. They are incredibly curious about the world around them and the way things work. We work in our classroom to not only touch on all of the basics we need to know, but to extend our knowledge into real-world scenarios and situations.

We are not a normal group of third graders in a normal classroom!

This year, my students have been learning the importance of thinking about themselves and their learning, a tough concept when you are 8! However, they have been doing a fantastic job of learning to make the best choices for them, from choosing the seat that helps them work best to choosing if they want to listen to music while they work to help them focus.

My Project

My students need flexible seating choices to help them become even better learners. As 8 and 9 year old students, they have a lot of energy, and do not always work best in a simple desk and chair. By giving them choices in where they sit, they are learning how they work best.

These flexible seating choices would make a world of difference for these students.

We are looking for a futon to put in our reading corner to give them a cozy place to develop a love of reading. We need more surf desks for students who prefer to work on the floor or in the hallway, but still need a hard surface to write on. We need new exercise balls that stay put and do not roll all over the floor of the classroom. We need kick bands for students to get out their nervous energy. We need rugs in the classroom so that we have a comfortable place to gather together while we work whole group. We need go anywhere chairs for students to sit at our low table comfortably and with better posture. We need under desk pedal machines to help keep our blood flowing and get the oxygen pumping to our brains while we work.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DHP Marley Sofa Sleeper Cupholder Futon with 2 Pillows, Small Space Furniture, Grey Linen • Amazon Business $210.76 1 $210.76
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 5 $125.00
Stansport "Go Anywhere Chair (Blue) • Amazon Business $23.95 4 $95.80
Well Woven 09535 StarBright Bright Square Modern Geometric Multi 5' x 7' Kids Area Rug, Multicolor • Amazon Business $62.39 1 $62.39
Wakeman Portable Folding Fitness Pedal Stationary Under Desk Indoor Exercise Bike for Arms, Legs, Physical Therapy with Calorie Counter • Amazon Business $26.39 2 $52.78
Junovo Ultra Soft Contemporary Fluffy Thick Indoor Area Rug Home Decor Living Room Bedroom Kitchen Dormitory,4' x 5.3',Blue • Amazon Business $23.90 1 $23.90
Chair Bands for Kids,LQQDD Chair Fidget Bands Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School SPD ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
WALIKI Toys Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair with Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 20"/50CM, Orange) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
WALIKI Toys Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair with Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 20"/50CM, Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 20"/50CM, Blue) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 20"/50CM, Magenta) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

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