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Ms. Simonds from Weldon IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Active Kids: Active Learners

Help me give my students floor mats, fidget bands for their chairs, and a classroom trampoline.

  • $326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The students at my school come from a very small, close knit, community-oriented area. The school really serves as a place for the community to come together to help the students grow. This really makes the classroom feel more like one big family. The kindergartners in particular come in to the classroom with such excitement and passion for learning. Their curiosity and energy makes them such an exciting group to learn and grow with. I am so excited to meet my new group of kids so we can have an awesome year.

My Project

When I was sitting down to think about ways to improve my classroom climate and community, the first thing that came to mind was to make our learning a more active experience. Kids are not made to sit in one place for long periods of time, and unfortunately that is often what we ask of them in a school setting. I want to create more movement and student choice in my classroom this upcoming year.

Active education is more engaging and meaningful, especially for our littlest learners.

The supplies in my list have been proven to be particularly beneficial for students with Autism and ADHD. The floor mats will allow students to take their learning anywhere in the room, encouraging them to take charge of their own learning. The fidget bands will be for the times when they need to be at their seat, while still allowing them to move their bodies in a non-distracting way. The trampoline will serve as a great reward for positive behavior, as well as a way for students to calm themselves down or let out extra pent up energy.

Help me bring more fun, energy, movement, and meaningful learning experiences to my classroom this year.

Ms. Simonds
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KinderMat, Yellow KinderCrate, 6-Pack of 13.5 inch KinderCushions and Sturdy Storage Container, 2 inches Thick Squares Story Time Cushions, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $59.99 2 $119.98
SereneLife Portable & Foldable Trampoline - 36” Dia Springfree Rebounder Jumping Mat Safe for Kid w/Padded Frame Cover and Handlebar and Carry Bag - SLELT367 • Amazon Business $67.46 1 $67.46
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture Option for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Foot Bands for the Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98

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