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Ms. Abreu from Greenacres FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Zen Space for Students

Help me give my students a space where they can relax and focus on their well-being.

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a Title I, low Income (94.46 free/reduced-price lunch), International Spanish Academy and AVID School. The students at our school come from mostly international families that do not speak English. Some of the students are new to the United States and are learning how to assimilate to our way of life. These students are eager to learn however they struggle with a variety of mental health concerns and it is my goal to reach each student so that they can focus on their academics and do well.

My Project

We know that school can be stressful for all children; they are expected to learn specific standards, perform well during tests and there is little time for breaks and relaxation. The goal of this project is to provide a space where my students can spend a few minutes relaxing when things get to stressful for them and they need to recharge.

Students, particularly elementary school ones, often struggle with staying focused for long periods of time.

In a 2016 study, psychologist Karrie Godwin and a team of researchers measured how attentive elementary students were during class, and discovered that they spent over a quarter of the time distracted, unable to focus on the teacher or the current task. Shorter lessons, however, kept student attention high: Teachers found it more effective to give several 10-minute lessons instead of fewer 30-minute ones.

This space will allow kids to take much needed relaxing breaks!

Ms. Abreu
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Floor Chair Floor Cushion Sofa Folding Adjustable 5-Position Floor Seat with Back Support for Kids Adult, Great for Gaming Reading TV Watching Meditating (Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $31.99 2 $63.98
LEEVAN Round Wool Area Rug 4 ft Traditional Throw Runner Rug Non-Slip Backing Soft Wool Floor Carpet for Sofa Living Room Bedroom Modern Accent Home Decor • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
White Noise Machine for Sleeping - VanSmaGo Sleep Sound Machine & Night Light for Baby Kid Adult,Rechargeable Battery,28 HiFi Soothing Sound,32 Volume Control,Timer and Memory,Portable Sleep Therapy • Amazon Business $26.97 1 $26.97
EZOWare Small Plastic Containers with Lid, Lidded Stackable Knit Shelf Storage Baskets Perfect for Storing Small Household Items - Gray, Pack of 4 (11 x 7.3 x 5.1 inch) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Furinno Turn-N-Tube Display Rack, 3-Tier Single, Dark Cherry/Black • Amazon Business $23.54 1 $23.54
Himalayan Glow Multicolor USB Salt Lamp,Pink Salt Night Light,Hand Crafted Salt Lamp with Need Wooden Base,USB Plug & Adapter,Salt Lamp Bulb, Perfect Gift Choice | 4-5 LBS • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$195.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.30

Total project goal

$268.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.69

1 Donor

-$268.69

Donations toward project cost

-$228.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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