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  • $968 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Pettijohn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Alternative Seating for Active Learners!

My students need yoga ball chairs and yoga balls to give more seating options that encourage movement.

My Students

I am a second grade teacher to 23 motivated and enthusiastic learners. My students love to learn and become very motivated with hands-on learning. My students come from low-income homes.

My classroom is full of eager learners who find value in reading and learning.

They face daily life challenges at home, so I want to provide the best possible learning experience for them here at school! They come to school happy and ready to learn each and every day. I work to foster a love for learning and doing what is best for my students.

My Project

We are requesting nine Gaiam Kids Balance Ball chairs and six Gaiam Stay-N-Play yoga balls to help us stay active for 60 minutes a day! My students love using yoga balls. They asked for more yoga balls and chairs to stay active in our classroom. The Balance Balls will allow my students to safely sit and move at the same time. Movement in the Stay-N-Play yoga balls will improve my students' physical and emotional well-being. They will also be able to improve their posture while on the balls. This kid-inspired project will help them stay active and focus on classroom tasks and instruction. They will be active as they are learning!

This kid-inspired project will provide more seating options for students to use in the classroom!

They will be active during their work time at their desks and during independent work times, which adds up to over a few hours a day. My students asked for more seating options. These types of chairs were their top pics! They will be able to focus on instruction and stay active! Students will be more engaged in their work because they can move. These small movements will help send more oxygen and blood to their brain to help them stay focused.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair, Grey/Orange • Amazon Business $69.98 3 $209.94
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair, Green • Amazon Business $65.20 3 $195.60
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair, Purple • Amazon Business $63.93 3 $191.79
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Balance Ball, Blue • Amazon Business $19.98 3 $59.94
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Balance Ball, Pink • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97

Materials cost

$711.24

Vendor shipping charges

$7.99

State sales tax

$62.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$822.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.08

Total project goal

$967.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$967.21

1 Donor

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$872.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$741.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Target and one other donor.

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