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Mr. Graham from Portland OR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Addressing Sensory Issues With Loud Classroom Chairs Using Tennis Balls

Help me give my students a tennis ball cutter for a quieter classroom - no more loud metal chairs banging on the ground!

  • $329 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss

My students are ready to GO!

I teach to a culturally and linguistically diverse population of kindergartners in high poverty, high needs, an urban area in Oregon.

My students are engaging, awesome people who are learning to find their place in the world. They are scientists and dreamers, negotiators, and schemers, at times cautious and at times reckless. They are exciting AND excited.

My Project

A learning environment that facilitates clear communication is critical. More than 60% of classroom learning activities involve verbal communication and interactions. We read books, students ask questions, instructions are given. Chairs and desks scraping on the floor increases the background noise and makes it harder for students to work.

This Tennis Ball Cutter will help me lower the background noise and create a calmer classroom.

Believe me, kindergartners are noisy enough already! A calmer classroom will help students to focus during quiet work times.

Having a Tennis Ball Cutter will help me easily replace soiled tennis balls on the chairs. (It's kindergarten - sometimes there are milk spills). Thank you so much for your support!

Mr. Graham
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
the Tennis Ball Cutter™ • The Tennis Ball Cutter $169.00 1 $169.00
Replacement Blade Kit w/Safety Wrench • The Tennis Ball Cutter $47.95 1 $47.95

Materials cost

$216.95

Vendor shipping charges

$29.42

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$279.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.34

Total project goal

$328.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$328.96

3 Donors

-$328.96

Donations toward project cost

-$279.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.34

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$0.00

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