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Mrs. Spada from Tampa FL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Balancing Our Minds With Our Bodies!

My students need twenty stability ball chairs to sit on in the classroom.

  • $714 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Don't you hate sitting at your desk all day in an uncomfortable chair? Are you always finding a way to get up and move around? Does this make you productive? This is the same dilemma my students face on a daily basis. These growing, tactile learners lose focus and stamina in those terrible chairs.

I am a teacher of gifted students at a title I school.

That means approximately 90% of our students receive free/reduced price lunch based on family income. I teach math to grades first-fifth for the gifted students. I have many students that are hyperactive and are tactile learners.

My Project

Being a teacher of gifted students is especially challenging because these students get bored easily and get off task. I only have a short period of time each day to work with my students on enriching curriculum that challenges them beyond the mainstream setting so I have to make every minute count. I feel like the least restrictive environment makes it possible to get ideas flowing. Balance ball chairs will allow my students to wiggle around in their groups and stimulate their brains.

I know that having balance chairs in my class will make a huge difference.

Two years ago another teacher at our school had a grant fully funded through DonorsChoose for the balance ball chairs. Whenever I walked into her room, I was amazed at how focused and engaged her first and second graders were. They were able to wiggle about on their chairs without distracting others. These chairs allow students to release some stored up energy while the movement builds muscle and stimulates their brains.

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

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abilitations Integrations Four-Leg Ball Chair - 18 inch • Amazon $28.39 20 $567.80

Materials cost

$567.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$606.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.00

Total project goal

$713.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$713.32

10 Donors

-$349.90

Donations toward project cost

-$326.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.68

match offer

-$329.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$280.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.89

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$0.00

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