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Mrs. Romano from Concord CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Balanced Seating

My students need six exercise balls to use for flexible seating in the classroom.

  • $192 goal

This project expired on December 8, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The children in my classroom come from all walks of life. Their families not only come from various places in the United States, but also have immigrated from around the globe, including Russia, The Philippines, Mexico, and The Middle East. They reside in a lower socioeconomic area, and don't always have access to the latest and greatest school supplies and technology. We are a Title One school and our families can't offer our students the funding that the more affluent schools in our district can offer. Although they are all third graders, each child is unique and curious about the world around them. They are amazing and eager to experience all that I can bring into our classroom.

My Project

My students are crazy about balance balls! One of my students was given a "yoga ball", from our school's occupational therapist, and the rest of the students went crazy trying to earn a turn to use the balance ball. It was tough for me as their teacher when I couldn't offer the same opportunities to each student, especially when I saw how it benefited all of the students. The students who used the balance ball were better focused and they were getting exercise throughout the day by working core muscles while balancing on the ball. My students' idea is for the whole class to have a balance ball. At times during the day, the exercise balls can be used for "brain break" activities in the classroom. Everybody needs brain breaks! What an amazing advantage my students would have with this addition to the classroom.

Mrs. Romano
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Incline Fit Anti-Burst Exercise Ball, Base & Pump (55, 65, 75 cm) for Balance, Stability, Yoga, Pilates & Fitness; Swiss Ball Stand, Alternative to Office Desk Chair or Pregnancy Birthing Ball • Amazon Business $19.99 6 $119.94

Materials cost

$119.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.71

Total project goal

$191.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.42

4 Donors

-$150.95

Donations toward project cost

-$128.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.64

match offer

-$40.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.07

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$0.00

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