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My goal is to create a classroom where all of my students feel physically and emotionally safe. My goal is to always grow their minds but also to 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 would not only effect my students this year but many students for years to come.

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Flexible Seating Expansion

School:
Frontier Elementary School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Lindsey Owen 
Students Impacted:
25 
Grade:
Date:
August 28, 2022

Investor

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Suncoast Credit Union - $999.38

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Goal

My goal is to create a classroom where all of my students feel physically and emotionally safe. My goal is to always grow their minds but also to 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 would not only effect my students this year but many students for years to come.  

 

What will be done with my students

I was lucky enough to receive a grant a few years ago for flexible seating. This grant would provide more options for the students to choose for flexible seating. Over the years using the grant funded options I have found other preferences of students. I also teach 4th grade now which means I have more students in the classroom now. More options will provide more opportunities for the students to choose what works best for them as they have matured. I also want to add flexible seating to my small group area as well so they can continue to fidget and move while focusing on the differentiated instruction in small groups.  

 

Benefits to my students

With this grant funding I can provide my students with more seating options and allow them the ability to choose what works best for them. When students have ownership over choices in their learning they tend to show a higher level of determination and therefore success. Students are not meant to sit still in a hard seat for long periods of time and more comfortable options would be ideal for their education. Third grade is a challenging year and anything that can make it more ideal would be beneficial to my students and my students in years to come.  

 

Describe the Students

My students attend a Title One school and many come from difficult backgrounds that even we as adults cannot imagine living through. They come to school every day and leave their baggage at the door, most of the time. Some days it's hard for them to do that and I guide them through those days the best I can. My class consists of kids in the process to become ESE for various reasons, kids that may be entering gifted and others who have struggled for years but don't 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 and they learn to make it work better than many adults do in our society. We work together to push ourselves and learn something new everyday.  

 

Budget Narrative

I've included 3 folding stadium chairs. I already have one and the kids love that for the floor table, so I wanted to get 3 more. The stool pack can be used to gather at other tables. The chair bands and wobble chair feet can be used on regular classroom chairs to make them wobble and fidget friendly. The adjustable wobble stool will be a great addition as some of my kids are just too tall now for my other wobbles, and this expands all the wobbles because that is their favorite option. Lastly, I included a storage rack for some surf seats I have in the classroom already. The kids love them to work around the room but storage has been an issue, this would be a great help and make their transitions with these more efficient.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Norwood Stools-Assorted Colors (5 pack) $106.67
2 Chair Bands (10 pack) $20.99
3 Folding Stadium Seat- Blue $59.95
4 Adjustable Wobble Stool Purple- 4 of them- $86.99 each $347.96
5 Folding Stadium Seat- Green $59.95
6 Folding Stadium Seat- Black $59.95
7 Surf Seat Storage Rack $119.99
8 Wiggle Wobble Chair Feet- 8 of them- $27.99 each $223.92
  Total: $999.38

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