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Ms. North from Tulsa OK is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Bal-A-Vis-X Training

I need registration fee, food cost, and lodging to attend Bal-A-Vis-X training in Newton,Kansas

  • $549 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in the 4th grade and many come from homes where Spanish is the native language. Students have many responsibilities at home that make life hard at times at school. One hundred percent of the students in our school receive free breakfast and lunch. This can sometimes be the only meals students eat. Our school is in a high poverty area and parents work very hard to make ends meet.

Students struggle with anger issues and low self-esteem.

This has a huge impact on how they learn in class. These issues also affect how students react to others. Many students continue to struggle and have no basic skills on how to cope with their problems.

Students also struggle with how to communicate, release excess energy the right way, and staying focused in class. Even with many issues, my sweet and bright students come to school doing their best to learn every day.

My Project

I teach at a school with many issues hindering students learning in the classroom. The main issue being trauma. Many students come from divorced parents, incarcerated parent(s), and grandparents stepping in raising their grandchildren. Students come to school tired, confused, and sometimes scared. This makes focus a big problem throughout the day.

Bal-A-Vis-X is Balance-Auditory-Vision-eXercises that enables the whole mind-body system to experience the natural symmetrical flow of a pendulum.

This promotes focus, cooperation, and helps address neurological issues. This technique has been proven to help students with trauma, ADHD, and mood disorders. Students are self-challenged as they perform individual, group, and pair exercises. This is a fun way to engage students and address their issues at the same time.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Lodging Newton Kansas lodging $160.00
Activity Bal-Vis-A-X:Foundation $210.00
Food Newton Kansas Restaurants $60.00

Trip cost

$430.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$466.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.31

Total project goal

$548.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$548.76

1 Donor

-$548.76

Donations toward project cost

-$466.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.31

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$0.00

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