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My goal is to create a classroom where each of my students feel physically and emotionally safe. My goal is to always grow their minds and also create more independent, motivated, and resilient children. Flexible seating will provide a more comfortable and conducive learning environment for my varied student population. This grant will not only affect my students this year but many students in the years to come.

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Suncoast - Flexible Seating Options

School:
Frontier Elementary School 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Nicole Newsome 
Students Impacted:
40 
Grade:
Date:
October 25, 2021

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Suncoast Credit Union - $931.76

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Goal

My goal is to create a classroom where each of my students feel physically and emotionally safe. My goal is to always grow their minds and also create more independent, motivated, and resilient children. Flexible seating will provide a more comfortable and conducive learning environment for my varied student population. This grant will not only affect my students this year but many students in the years to come. 

 

What will be done with my students

This grant will provide different options for the students to choose for flexible seating. It will allow them more choice in order to be successful in the classroom. Some students may prefer to sit on the ground with a wobble seat or floor cushion. The wobble stools and yoga ball chairs are amazing for active students who struggle sitting still. They would be able to continue getting their movement in while being able to focus. The yoga ball chairs would be ideal for the classroom because the chair prevents the ball from rolling away and offers the students more control of the ball. 

 

Benefits to my students

With this grant funding, I can provide my students with a variety of seating options and allow them the choice in finding their best fit. When students have ownership over choices in their learning environment, they tend to show a higher level of engagement. This allows them to have a higher chance of success. Students are not meant to sit still in a hard seat for a long period of time. More comfortable seating options would be ideal for their education. Third grade is a challenging year, so I would love to allow them to feel comfortable and welcome in my classroom by allowing them flexible seating options. 

 

Describe the Students

My students attend a Title One school and many come from difficult backgrounds. They come to school every day and, most of the time, they find a way to leave their problems at the door. Some days are harder than others. I guide them through those difficult days the best that I can. My class consists of kids in ESE, those in the process of becoming ESE, kids that are in the gifted program, and also kids who are struggling but do not qualify for ESE services. Some come from families who speak a language other than English at home. Others are students who deal with immense anger and haven't quite figured out how to manage it. My class is a beautiful mixture of students from all backgrounds and abilities. We work together to push ourselves and learn something new each day. 

 

Budget Narrative

I have included 5 different items in my budget and then tax. I included the tax in the event that they are not tax exempt. I have included 7 Active Motion (Wobble) Stools. There is a four pack of floor cushions and 3 wobble cushions for the students who would like to sit low to the ground. I have included 2 colors of the Yoga Balance Ball Chairs. This totals to $996.95 with tax and $931.76 without tax. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Gaim Classic Balance Ball Chair, Purple $69.98
2 Gaim Classic Balance Ball Chair, Purple $69.98
3 Gaim Classic Balance Ball Chair, Purple $69.98
4 Gaim Classic Balance Ball Chair, Black $69.98
5 Gaim Classic Balance Ball Chair, Black $69.98
6 Gaim Classic Balance Ball Chair, Black $69.98
7 Wobble Cushion $16.49
8 Wobble Cushion $16.49
9 Wobble Cushion $16.49
10 4 in 1 Pack Chair Pads, Seat Cushions $27.99
11 Learniture Active Motion Stool $62.06
12 Learniture Active Motion Stool $62.06
13 Learniture Active Motion Stool $62.06
14 Learniture Active Motion Stool $62.06
15 Learniture Active Motion Stool $62.06
16 Learniture Active Motion Stool $62.06
17 Learniture Active Motion Stool $62.06
  Total: $931.76

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