Starbucks Classroom: Flexible Seating

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on May 9, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

Still needed of $769.64 goal
  • My Class Needs Flexible Seating materials to to engage students in learning

    Launched December 8th, 2016 Project Deadline May 19th, 2017
    Classroom Size 25 Students School Size 300 Students

    My Students

    I am third grade teacher and I usually teach a class of approximately 25 to 30 students every year. One thing that all elementary teachers agree on is the fact that elementary students cannot stay still at their assigned desk, they have a constant need to move around. Having “Flexible Seating” in the classroom will increase the student’s level of interest as having different seating options will allow to move around and be comfortable while learning. Some of my students are extremely energetic and they are constantly asking me whether they can do their work while standing or while seating on the floor. By offering them different learning environment options, it will increase their motivation.

    How will this project impact them?

    A few years ago, when I was doing my internship, the grade 2 class that I was teaching was using the “Flexible Seating” system and it made me realize that students work better when they get to choose their work area. One of my colleague also experimented the same thing and told me that ever since she has been using the “Flexible Seating” system, the student’s grades have greatly improved. On top of that they seem happier and more engaged; their participation level has increased and they are having more invigorating conversations. In my classroom, the students can choose from three seating’s options. They can either seat at their assigned desk or stand next to it or choose to seat on the floor. While it is great that they already have those three options to choose from, I would like to offer them a greater variety of seating’s options; that greater variety being “Flexible Seating.” Brain research confirms that physical activity such as moving, stretching, and walking can actually enhance the learning process. The brain learns best and retains most when the organism is actively involved in physical activity. This, then goes to reinforce the idea that “Flexible Seating” is perfect for learning.

  • Where the $769.64 goes


    Wobble Chair - Blue - 12"

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $76.95 x 3 = $230.85

    26" Beanbag Chair - Almond

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $99.95 x 1 = $99.95

    Calming Colours Giant Pillow - Almond Tan

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $94.95 x 1 = $94.95

    Exercise Ball - 22"

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $21.95 x 2 = $43.90
    Shipping & Handling $70.45
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $59.42
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $9.67
    Project cost excluding donation to support $654.19
    Optional donation to support *** $115.45
    Project cost including donation to support $769.64
    1 donor -$769.64
    Still needed $0.00

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Ms. Kassy

My name is Maureen Kassy. I have been teaching in Regina,SK for two years now and in my two years in education, I have only taught a grade 3 class. I always try to better myself as a teacher, as well as engage my students in their learning and those are the reasons why I am here.

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