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Mrs. Miederhoff from Saint Charles MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

An Inviting Place to Learn

Help me give my students stability balls and rugs to make our classroom a more comfortable and inviting place to learn.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a wide array of students with an even wider array of needs in my position as a 5th grade math and science teacher.

My students work hard every day to overcome many obstacles related to learning.

My students are some of the most determined people that I know, and inspire me daily. Many experience a daily struggle to control their bodies and to remain focused on learning. Often, they have a high amount of excess energy that they need to burn off during the day, and this seating would help them do that!

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times, they choose an area in our classroom that works for them. Currently, my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as at different tables, sitting on the floor with lap desks, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential element in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences when my students are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at an uncomfortable desk.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given space and a choice of where to work.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them more comfortable area to make more effective learning choices. The rugs give the classroom a more inviting, homey feel and make sitting on the tile more comfortable. The bases for the exercise balls help to keep the balls from rolling around and will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Mrs. Miederhoff
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unique Loom Solo Solid Shag Collection Modern Plush Graphite Gray Rectangle (5' x 8') • Amazon Business $59.39 2 $118.78
Gaiam Yoga Ball Inflatable Stability Ring Exercise Ball Holder - Turn Your Balance Ball into Office Desk Ball Chair • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Trideer Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball with Base for Home and Office Desk, Ball Seat, Flexible Seating with Resistance Bands & Pump, Improves Balance, Back Pain, Core Strength & Posture … • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99

Materials cost

$217.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.29

Total project goal

$295.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.29

2 Donors

-$295.29

Donations toward project cost

-$251.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.29

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$0.00

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