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Mrs. Loest from Birmingham AL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All We Need is a Little Stability

My students need flexible seating. The glow stools, along with the trideer ball chair and the inflatable wobble cushion, will increase focus and attention in my classroom.

  • $572 goal

This project expired on August 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are highly motivated to succeed. Unfortunately, they lack the resources to reach their potential. My students come from very low income, highly mobile families.

My school is a very large elementary school with over 1,000 students just in K-5.

With this large amount of students, many fall through the cracks or get overlooked. My students have the desire to learn, but not all of them have the resources available to reach the goals that they set for themselves.

My Project

More and more kids are being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. This makes it very difficult to teach in the "average" classroom. I would love to give these students a better opportunity to be able to get focused and stay focused. I plan on using a variety of different seating options to increase engagement and maintain attention in my classroom.

Motion allows the brain to be engaged.

When sitting on a stability ball, a glow stool, or a wobble cushion, students will be in motion. Since the student's body is in motion, their brain will be able to stay focused on what is being taught.

Over half of my class is very active and always moving. I will take away the hard desk chair and replace it with one of these motion centered seating options (The glow stool, the trideer stability ball, and the stability wobble cushion). In order to remain balanced while sitting, the body will instinctively and continually engage core muscle groups. Constant movement is required in order to stay seated. And that movement, however slight, helps them focus.

I can't wait to see how a little stability can help improve my classroom!

Mrs. Loest
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency 1620BE Glow 15" Stool, Blue • Amazon Business $54.50 4 $218.00
Trideer 75cm Exercise Ball Chair, Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Turkis), 65cm) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Trideer 65cm Ball Chair Flexible Seating Exercise Yoga Balancing Ball with Stability Ring & Pump (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Purple), 65cm) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Trideer Ball Chair 65&75cm Flexible Seating Exercise Ball with Stability Ring & Pump, Great for Improving Balance & Core Strength (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Silver), 65cm) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Blue,size: 13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc (Black),13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bintiva round balance disc purple 33cm • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
Bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Orange,13 inches/ 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39

Materials cost

$415.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.74

Total project goal

$571.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.58

5 Donors

-$306.38

Donations toward project cost

-$267.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.46

match offer

-$256.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$217.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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