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Ms. Hardee from Lebanon IN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Amygdala Reset for Fourth Graders

Help me give my students comfortable places to work and learn so they can focus on academics.

  • $340 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am returning to fourth grade again after looping with my last class for fourth and fifth grade. The students in my new class have some building changes to get used to. Our school has changed from carpet to tile.

My students spend time on the floor during whole group meetings and group or partner work.

Many students prefer to stretch out and leave the hard classroom chair for much of the day. With our new tile floor, our options are much less comfortable when it comes to moving around the room.

My Project

Students spend seven hours a day at school, 180 days per year. Of those hours, less than two hours are spent at recess, in specials, or at lunch. That means students spend about 900 hours a year in the classroom.

Students need comfortable places to work, and opportunities to reset during the hard work of learning.

The materials here include comfortable places to sit and materials to help students reset through a tactile experience.

Sequin pillows and spiral glitter wands are a tranquil way for students to relax when their brain is tired or stressed. Lap desks and floor pillows are a perfect combination for working on hard tile.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EGOBUY Solid Square Floor Pillow Tufted Thicken Chair Pad Tatami Thicken Seat Cushion, 22x22 inch, Coffee • Amazon Business $36.99 4 $147.96
LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Aqua Sky - Fits Up to 13.3 Inch Laptops - Style No. 43109 • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
Toysmith Jumbo Spiral Glitter Wands (12.5 Inches) Gift Set Party Bundle - 3 Pack (Assorted) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Foamily Premium Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, 16" L X 16" W, Standard/White • Amazon Business $7.89 2 $15.78
Play Tailor Mermaid Sequin Pillow Case Flip Sequin Pillow Cover Reversible Sequins Throw Cushion Cover 16"x16" (Silver and Blue) • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96

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