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Ms. Schwanke from Hebron IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yes! Of Course You Can Wiggle in Your Seat!

My students need Comfify Active Kids Chairs, Balance Balls, and Meditation Cushions in order to help them stay focused and balanced throughout their school day.

  • $588 goal

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My Students

The year was 1952, in a small Midwest Illinois town called Hebron, population 650. It was that year that, with a total enrollment of 98 students, the boys basketball team won the state title, making it the smallest school ever to win the Illinois High School Boys Basketball Championship. Perhaps no one thought it could happen, but it did—and it set a strong example of what can happen for anyone, even those who come from the smallest of schools.

Dreams are important, but achieving them is what I aspire to help my small-town students to accomplish from the moment they step into my 2nd grade classroom every August.

The 2nd graders who I have the privilege to work with every day may not have all of the luxuries that bigger towns offer, but you would never know it. The students in my class are passionate, enthusiastic, and determined to achieve their dreams. Whether they want to be a dairy farmer, zookeeper, astronaut, teacher, or marine biologist, I believe in each and every one of them to work hard every day to help turn their dreams into reality.

My Project

The five balance balls, five stability stools, and five meditation cushions will be used in my classroom to channel the inner excitement that drives my students' minds and bodies. It will allow freedom of choice and put control in the hands of the learners.

Movement is not only a frequent occurrence for my 2nd grade students, but a necessity in the scope and sequence of our day.

Giving my students a choice of where they sit in our classroom, what type of seats they use, and allowing for independence are all key aspects of creating a flexible, dynamic, and effective classroom environment.

Ms. Schwanke
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Comfify 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 | Blue • Amazon Business $42.99 5 $214.95
Buckwheat Zafu Therapeutic Meditation Cushion | Yoga Pillow | Round Ergonomic Design Relieves Stress On Back, Hips, Legs For Complete Comfort | Washable Premium Organic Cotton Removable Cover - Aqua • Amazon Business $29.99 5 $149.95
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.43 5 $97.15

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