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Mrs. Cooley from Henderson NV is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Balancing for Focus!

My students need exercise ball seating to increase concentration and alertness!

  • $197 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are active, bright, and eager to learn! They are working to excel in all academic areas to the best of their abilities. The kiddos in my class work together and are building a strong classroom community making friendships that will be long lasting. They actively cheer each other on and encourage positive behavior, but being 7 can be tough. They need to get their wiggles out! Seven-year-olds are not built to sit sit still for 6 hours a day. They would benefit from exercise balls to sit on. Studies have proven that sitting on these balls improves concentration and focus. Movement increases alertness and attention.

The students in my class are energetic and eager to learn!

Their curiosity leads their learning. These kids will be successful in life, they just need their brains stimulated by balancing on exercise balls. Flexible seating will improve their focus and ability to learn!

My Project

Seven-year-old children need to be able to move. Flexible seating is gaining more and more approval as studies continue to show positive benefits of movement. "Indications are that the tiny movements kids make while balancing stimulate their brains and help them focus," says Dr. John Ratey, a Harvard University professor and author of books including "Driven To Distraction" and "Spark."

Children need movement!

"There is a neurological pathway that goes from your body's balance and move system to your alert system in your brain. Movement allows for alertness and attention, " says Diana Henry, occupational therapist. Improved concentration and focus are other benefits from movement when the increase in blood flow leads to better brain function.

Children need to get their wiggles out and exercise balls will not only help with that but add to their focus and ability to learn.

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 5 $99.95
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$124.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.40

Total project goal

$196.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$196.02

3 Donors

-$149.71

Donations toward project cost

-$134.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.96

match offer

-$37.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$31.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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