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Ms. Gaines from Conroe TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating for Classroom Success

My students need exercise balls with bases, fidget bands for chairs, and portable lap desks.

  • $440 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have 40 very diverse students that come into my classroom every day. They come from predominantly low-income homes and have a wide range of learning abilities. 95% of my school population receives free or reduced lunch. Half of my students are English language learners.

I have students who come to school with more on their plate than most children should, and this takes their focus away from their education.

They struggle to make school a priority, through no fault of their own. Most of my students have little to no access to books, technology, or educational materials outside of my classroom.

My Project

The goal of my project is to provide my students with a variety of places they can sit so they can be successful in their own way. I have students with a range of disabilities and many of them struggle to be successful when they are sitting in a desk every day to read and write.

I want to provide my students the choice of sitting in a way that will make them comfortable and successful.

When they are given options, they are more likely to be productive and truly take ownership of their independent work.

While our school was left untouched, our community was hit by Hurricane Harvey last year, forcing my students to miss more than a week of school. Some of my students were temporarily displaced, while others had family that were forced to move in with them.

Ms. Gaines
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Light Grey (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Incline Fit Yoga Exercise Ball Base, Black • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball - Exercise Stability Yoga Ball, Kids Alternative Flexible Seating for Active Children in Home or Classroom (Satisfaction Guarantee), Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business $14.98 4 $59.92
Bouncy Kids Fidget Chair Bands (4 Pack: Green, Blue, red, Purple) for ADHD ADD Autism and Sensory Needs - Good for Hyper Active Kids who are fidgety • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$338.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$373.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.99

Total project goal

$439.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$439.93

1 Donor

-$87.99

Donations toward project cost

-$74.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.20

match offer

-$351.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$299.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.79

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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