You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Gibson from Graham NC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bouncing for the Brain

My students need 4 exercise balls, a pack of 4 fidget pencil toppers, and a special exercise ball seat.

  • $292 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

New fourth grade class. 16 students. 11 of them are boys. My classroom never stops. Boys have an extremely hard time sitting in their chairs and being still. I want to help them with this.

I have a very diverse group of students.

They come from very different backgrounds. A lot of my students have parents who don't know how to help them with their homework. This is a title 1 school where every student receives free breakfast and lunch. Even through all the obstacles I know these children may face everyday, they want to learn and they want to make good grades.

My Project

I want to give my students their best chance possible at learning. These exercise balls and fidget pencil toppers, will help keep their hands or body moving while their brain is processing. I will switch out some of their chairs for one of these balls while they are doing their work or listening to me lecture, and I will also allow them to sit on one during carpet time. I have had 4 different students fall out of their chairs at different points already this year, due to not being able to sit in them correctly and concentrate.

By funding this project, you will enrich these students' learning experience and help them see that they are capable of being successful.

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Albert Einstein

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Gibson is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALL INFLATABLE THERAPY AND EXERCISE 65CM • School Specialty $22.14 4 $88.56
CHAIR JR BALL CHAIR • School Specialty $85.76 1 $85.76
FIDGETS PENCIL SET OF 4 • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51

Materials cost

$182.83

Vendor shipping charges

$18.28

State sales tax

$14.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.78

Total project goal

$291.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$291.89

6 Donors

-$281.89

Donations toward project cost

-$239.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.28

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Graham","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2577438],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1657667,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/bouncing-for-the-brain/1657667/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":16,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Gibson","authorIds":{"2577438":{"owner":"Mrs. Gibson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1657667],"proposalHash":"665373961","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20492619,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["ODA3MzYw","MzI2NDU5OA==","ODI2NTkz","MzA3ODQzMg==","MzA3ODUxOA==","MzA3ODM3MQ==","Mjk2Nzg4Mg=="],"teacherId":2577438,"schoolCounty":"Alamance","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}