Flexible Seating by Greissy Lara, Spring Branch Education Foundation verified non-profit

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Launched Feb 28, 2017
Ends Apr 22, 2017
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Category: General
Class Size: 38
Grade: 4th 

We are transitioning into Flexible Seating! I was recently part of a book study with some of my colleagues (we read Kids Deserve It - awesome book!) and I was inspired to try something new! Flexible seating is something I had heard of but didn't know much about. So I started researching and the more I read, the more I fell in love with the idea. I could just picture it in my head and knew my kids would benefit from flexible seating.  (Especially this year - they're wigglers!)

I decided to start the process by just rearranging the desks, leaving more floor space, and allowing my kids to pick their seats. But I soon realized that we needed more structure and more of variety of seats! With the funds raised, we would love to purchase more seating options. 

After researching all the different options, I came up with our wish list:

SitSpots (25) - $2 each

Yoga Mats (5) - $5 each

Fitness Ball (5) - $5 each

Wobble Cushions (5) - $16 each

Clipboards (Set of 30) - $30

Stools (Set of 5) - $40

Wobble Chairs (5) - $70 each

Anything donated will be greatly appreciated! Even if it's only $2, that's one spot!

If we do not meet our goal...

If we do not meet our goal, I will use the funds raised to purchase as many seating options as possible. Even if we only raise enough for one set of seats, we'll make it work! That would give my kids one more seating option!

Suggested Investments



Purchases 1 SitSpot. SitSpots allow us to have structure seating during whole group lessons. (They stick to the carpet!) We need at least 25 spots!
Invest $2


Wobble Cushion

This allows us to purchase 1 Wobble Cushion! (5 needed)
Invest $16



This will purchase our class set of clipboards. The children need a hard surface that can travel with them wherever they sit!
Invest $30



This purchases a set of 5 colorful stools!
Invest $40


Wobble Chair

This purchases 1 Wobble Chair! Some kids just can't sit still and a Wobble Chair allows them to 'wobble' safely. (I'm hoping this solves the rocking-my-chair-back-until-it-falls problem!)
Invest $70

Greissy Lara

4th Grade Teacher, Spring Branch Education Foundation

I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in 5th grade. To be in this position is a dream come true! Though there are difficult moments of confusion and so much I still need to learn, I absolutely love what I am doing! I know this is where God needs me to be; I marvel at all the small miracles He has given! I am so in love with my students and watching them learn and mature makes my heart smile.

"Tell me and I forget; teach me and I remember; involve me and I learn."

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Houston, Texas

The Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to helping Spring Branch ISD realize its mission: to provide every student a quality education in a safe environment. Who is the Spring Branch Education Foundation?
The Spring Branch Education Foundation was founded in 1993 to create voluntary financial support for Spring Branch ISD and to support its mission of quality education. The Foundation provides donors with a vehicle for making approved, tax-deductible gifts to SBISD. In 20 years, the Foundation has raised over $8,000,000, and has received a Houston Business Promise Award from the Greater Houston Partnership.

Stools are in!

May 26, 2017

Hi everyone!

Unfortunately, we did not meet our goal :( But, we were able to raise $168! With the money raised, I decided to purchase three red, Active Learning stools. 


They wobble, which is perfect for my kids because they like to lean back and forth in the chairs and stools we had already. I purchased two 15" in. stools for my lower tables and one 20" in. stool for my higher table. 


So far, the kids LOVE them! One of my boys begged me to take one home with him! I think I will purchase a couple more in the future :)


Thank you so much for your support! We are so very grateful! 

Ms. Lara and her 4th Grade Students


P.S. I apologize for the pictures being sideways. They were right-side up on my computer but uploaded sideways and there was no way to turn them around.

One Week Left!

April 16, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has donated and/or shared our page! We are so grateful for you :)

But I need your help once more. We have ONE week left!! Please, share our project with your friends and family!

Thank you,

Ms. Lara and her 4th Grade Students


Winnings and Another Opportunity!

March 29, 2017

Hi everyone!


Thank you all for sharing our project! We earned enough raffles to win one of the partner packages! We won a one-year subscription for Ideaphora! It’s a program that allows students to create concept maps :) We are so excited to try it out!


I’m asking for more of your help! For the next 3 days, PledgeCents is covering all credit card fees for every investment made to Flexible Seating! This is only for 3 days - starting now until 11:59pm CST Friday (3/31).


This means we get to keep more money because PledgeCents will cover the CC fee!


Please keep sharing our project! We still have a ways to go :) If you can donate, please consider investing in our classroom!


Thank you,

Ms. Lara and her 4th Grade Students

Contest Opportunity - #PCSpringFling

March 22, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has contributed already! 
PledgeCents is launching a contest for 1 week - #PCSpringFling! All live fundraising pages on PledgeCents are eligible to win extra prizes! They include a new 3D printer; gift cards, and some amazing partner giveaways. For instance, Nearpod is raffling free subscriptions, some swag, and their VR headsets! All we need is 100 raffle entries to be eligible.
All live fundraising pages will earn raffle entries based on their activity for the following:
Teacher referrals - Teacher friends, if you sign up using my code: glara216, we get 25 entries!
Facebook - Every Facebook share gives us 5 entries!
Money raised - For every $1 raised, we get 2 entries!
So please share our page with your friends! The contest ends this Sunday, March 26th, at 11:59pm CST.
Thank you, 
Ms. Lara and her 4th Grade Students


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