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Mrs. Simbari from Rochester NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Balance Ball Seating

Help me give my students a different kind of seat to promote learning!

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a high poverty, urban district coupled with a high ELL population, it is challenging to provide rich learning experiences for our curious 5th graders. I am often searching for resources to engage, enrich, and promote problem solving in my classroom.

My students deserve the same opportunities as their peers in suburban school districts.

I see their minds wonder, create, and make connections as we explore countless topics throughout the 5th grade curriculum. I would like to continue to create the most comfortable and inviting classroom space for optimal learning!

My Project

I would like my students to have an alternative to sitting in a plastic chair or sitting on the floor. Balance balls will also allow kids who need frequent movement to move without disturbing those around them. They will allow them the flexibility to rock, lean, and stand when they need to change position and not interrupt the flow of the lesson or the focus of their peers.

Not only will the balance balls improve attention, they will also strengthen their core muscles and improve posture.

Giving students choice in my classroom is just as important as the content that I teach.

Mrs. Simbari
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA487 - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 1 $142.44
WC218 - Automatic Ball Inflator • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99

Materials cost

$212.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$245.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.34

Total project goal

$288.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$288.96

2 Donors

-$288.96

Donations toward project cost

-$245.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.34

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$0.00

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