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Ms. Larkin from Foley AL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Active and Engaged

My students need Balance Ball Seats! Who really wants to sit in a rigid chair all day? Research shows that allowing students to move about while they work increases engagement, productivity and retention.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What comes to mind when asked to describe my students? My students are expressive, they prevail in spite of adversity, and they are triumphant! We have only been in school for seven short months, but I am amazed by the growth I have seen in my students.

Many of my students are from low-income homes; with just a little help and someone to believe in them, they will be unstoppable!

For my 18, I am committed to being that person!

My Project

I would like to introduce my students to flexible seating options. Research shows that students are able to retain information better when they are able to engage kinesthetically with their environment. My young kindergarteners need opportunities to move, but the demands of the school day are not always conducive to their needs to move.

Balance balls are a great solution as they allow for movement without causing a disruption during instruction.

I would like to use the Balance Balls at my reading table. I think they will provide just enough movement to help my students stay engaged during our guided reading groups.

Ms. Larkin
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA485 - Flex-Space 17" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $113.94 1 $113.94

Materials cost

$113.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$154.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.34

Total project goal

$182.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$182.28

1 Donor

-$91.14

Donations toward project cost

-$77.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.67

match offer

-$91.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$77.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.67

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$0.00

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