Ms. Lydia from Los Angeles CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students new yoga mats, a mini projector, and wipes, and more, so they can get back to working on their mobility needs!
My adapted PE program contains about 23 students with special needs. We love to dance, complete our fitness workouts and be included with our peers. The general physical education curriculum can not accommodate all of our needs. Some of us require special attention such as urinary catheterization and feeding tubes. Some of us are very sensitive to the sun and must remain indoors to prevent the possibility of having a seizure. Adapted PE considers all of our diverse needs in a fun and inclusive setting!
All of my students live within the Watts community, which is one of the poorest communities in Los Angeles.
Many of my students come from single parent households and live well below the poverty line. Many of the programs at our school have recently been cut due to a lack of funding. PE is one of the programs we still have, so help us keep that around!
Our yoga mats have recently been stolen out of the dance room where we store some of our equipment. Due to the various mobility needs my students have, we relied on doing yoga twice a week in an effort to increase our stability and our flexibility. One student has reported that he falls less due to his increased flexibility! In additional to stability and flexibility, yoga is a great tool that provides body awareness. Students with gross motor delays have learned how their body's operate in space, leading to a more active lifestyle in and out of the classroom.
In addition to yoga mats, students enjoy watching yoga videos through the use of a projector.
The projector we use is old and outdated. My students don't have the best vision and the use of this older projector has them straining, leading them to check out of our planned activity. I would like to get them a new projector that is sensitive to their eyesight while being visually appealing. Additionally, the use of a video allows me to go around the classroom and provide modifications and adaptations where appropriate. It truly helps my ability to appropriately teach a class of students with diverse needs.
The other items listed would help me and my staff appropriately support the severe population of students we work with. For example, latex free gloves to help with changing and transporting students in and out of wheelchairs. Hand sanitizer will help keep the students and staff germ free during the cold and flu seasons. Additionally, balloons and beach balls are fun and easy to use implements for students with gross motor delays!
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|Gaiam Essentials Premium Yoga Mat With Yoga Mat Carrier Sling (72"L X 24"W X 1/4 Inch Thick) • Amazon Business||$14.99||9||$134.91|
|VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector, 1080P and 170'' Display Supported, 2400 Lux Portable Movie Projector with 40,000 Hrs LED Lamp Life, Compatible with TV Stick, PS4, HDMI, VGA, TF, AV and USB • Amazon Business||$79.99||1||$79.99|
|Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - Crisp Lemon, 105 Count Each (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business||$23.74||1||$23.74|
|Gaiam Essentials Premium Yoga Mat with Yoga Mat Carrier Sling, Navy, 72"L x 24"W x 1/4 Inch Thick • Amazon Business||$14.99||1||$14.99|
|Amazon Brand - Solimo Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E and Aloe, 32 Fl Oz (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business||$13.79||1||$13.79|
|30pcs 18" Assorted Color Punching Balloons Ball Balloons Party, Wedding, Fun Balloons • Amazon Business||$8.76||1||$8.76|
|AMMEX Medical Blue Nitrile Gloves - 4 mil, Latex Free, Powder Free, Textured, Disposable, Non-Sterile, Medium, APFN44100-BX, Box of 100 • Amazon Business||$8.50||1||$8.50|
|Inflatable Beach Balls[12PACK] 10" Rainbow Beach Balls Pool Party Balls Bulk Beach Balls Rainbow Colored Beach Toys Perfect for Beach Sand Pool Party Favors Swimming Water Toys for Kids. • Amazon Business||$7.95||1||$7.95|
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