You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Vander Hooning’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Grant Ragan Elementary School
  • Waukee, IA

Your custom url is https://www.donorschoose.org/ms-vanderhooning

The items included in this DonorsChoose project are intended to give my second grade students more seating options in our classroom. Right now, they have the option of either sitting at their desk or on the floor to learn. I want to give my students the flexible seating options of wobble chairs and soft seats in our classroom to increase engagement and motivation! Flexible seating is a research based, best practice for kids because of the immediate benefits it includes. Flexible seating burns calories and uses up excess energy. In addition, it increases motivation and engagement, creates a better oxygen flow to the brain, and can improve posture. Physical activity is linked to higher academic performance and improved behavior! Flexible seating seems to be a perfect solution to ensuring students are actively learning all day long!

About my class

The items included in this DonorsChoose project are intended to give my second grade students more seating options in our classroom. Right now, they have the option of either sitting at their desk or on the floor to learn. I want to give my students the flexible seating options of wobble chairs and soft seats in our classroom to increase engagement and motivation! Flexible seating is a research based, best practice for kids because of the immediate benefits it includes. Flexible seating burns calories and uses up excess energy. In addition, it increases motivation and engagement, creates a better oxygen flow to the brain, and can improve posture. Physical activity is linked to higher academic performance and improved behavior! Flexible seating seems to be a perfect solution to ensuring students are actively learning all day long!

Read more

About my class

Read more
{"followTeacherId":3748819,"teacherId":3748819,"teacherName":"Ms. Vander Hooning","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3748819_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1474232502538","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"vanityURL":"ms-vanderhooning","teacherChallengeId":20813624,"followAbout":"Ms. Vander Hooning's projects","teacherVerify":-729343862,"teacherNameEncoded":"Ms. Vander Hooning","vanityType":"teacher","teacherPageInfo":{"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"teacherHasClassroomDescription":true,"teacherClassroomDescription":"","teacherProfileURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/ms-vanderhooning","tafURL":"https://secure.donorschoose.org/donors/share_teacher_profile.html?teacher=3748819","stats":{"numActiveProjects":0,"numFundedProjects":1,"numSupporters":10},"classroomPhotoPendingScreening":false}}