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Mrs. Gaddy from Cameron NC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

21st Century Classroom Seating

My students need stability ball chairs to help them focus on tasks that require them to sit.

  • $284 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of life and movement that is meaningful. Students are continually moving throughout the classroom daily. Learning takes place not only at my teacher table but also independent stations using technology or reading a book. Life is ever changing and so should a classroom.

My fourth graders enjoy coming to school daily because it is an escape from their home situations.

Many are from homes that are below the poverty level and low educational backgrounds. Though many may come for the free lunch, I want them to stay because of the learning experience. That is why I want to make our small Title I school just as enticing and engaging as larger more affluent schools that are located nearby. All students deserve a place to come and experience all that we have to offer and give.

My Project

The stability ball chairs will provide several things. First, it will enhance the classroom atmosphere. Plain and simple kids, like us, are drawn to the new and different. Just the anticipation of your turn to sit on the stability ball chair is a reason to finish your math sheet. Next, it addresses a real situation in classrooms today. ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) kids should not be punished because they can not sit still, so give them an outlet for the nervous foot movements and the chair fidgets. If they are moving in a controlled manner they are less likely to distract everyone else by their restless movements and more likely to focus on their own work task. Finally, ball chairs are kid friendly. If you were a kid wouldn't you like to sit on a ball?

Every year you will have a few kids with learning disabilities and or special needs, but this year the number of special needs kids is especially high.

One third of the class is identified as having special needs. I feel like this is the year I must find as many ways possible to keep the students engaged, focused and motivated to learn. The stability ball chairs are just one way that students can focus and enjoy learning.

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Mrs. Gaddy
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abilitations Six-Leg Ball Chair - 26 inches - Green • Amazon Business $32.13 6 $192.78

Materials cost

$192.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$240.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.48

Total project goal

$283.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$283.19

3 Donors

-$141.60

Donations toward project cost

-$120.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.24

match offer

-$141.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.24

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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