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Mrs. Watters from Forest Grove OR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Active Bodies-Active Brains!

Help me give my students 6 Stay-N-Kore Kids Wobble Chairs, 6 Children's Balance Balls, and 3 sets of Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands.

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a wonderful, but challenging school. Over 80% of our families qualify for free and reduced lunch. Our kids come to us from a varied cultural and economic demographic. But most come from families that are just struggling to keep their heads above water. Many of our families are also migrant workers, who travel the country following the agriculture. We have a diverse population, with many second language learners as well. But these families value education, and support us in any way they can.

Despite the trauma that many of our students experience on a regular basis, they are able to come in each day hoping for a safe, positive, fun learning experience.

Their resilience is what inspires and energizes me to come back to this job year after year. My goal for this year is to offer an environment of "relaxed alertness". I want to provide a safe space where these trauma affected kids can come and feel safe, which will allow for maximum learning. I want the year they are with me to be a memorable and productive one.

My Project

Currently my students are able to work in traditional chairs, and they can sit on the carpet if the activity allows. Many kids tend to get fidgety, and lose focus when they are forced into a specific type of seating. My classroom goal this year is to promote that "relaxed alertness" I mentioned in my introduction. Flexible seating allows for "acceptable" fidgeting-movement that doesn't distract from the learning. This in turn can help students stay calm, focused and productive.

Flexible seating also allows students to feel like they have more choice and control in their own learning, and in their classroom.

Choices in seating allow students to choose where they can do their best work. It also allows them to change their location and positions as needed. Ultimately, comfortable students are engaged students.

Mrs. Watters
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
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Blue (14in) • Amazon Business $52.99 4 $211.96
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.98 6 $101.88
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy for Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | for ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.90 3 $38.70

Materials cost

$352.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$387.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.44

Total project goal

$456.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$456.27

9 Donors

-$443.04

Donations toward project cost

-$387.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

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$0.00

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