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Mrs. Rados
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Bouncing into Focus

My students need bouncy bands and balance ball chairs for our classroom.

My Students

"Sitting still is overrated. It makes sense for the opera or for meditating, but in most classrooms and child care centers, it's given far more honor than it deserves. Children need to move." ~Tom Hunter, National Association for the Education of Young Children.

I teach English Language Arts to grades 6-8.

I have many students who suffer from focus and attention deficits that makes sitting still in a traditional classroom difficult. Teaching in an Urban district, my students face many challenges and being able to focus comfortably in their classroom shouldn't be one of them.

My Project

I envision my students having the options to sit with a chair with a bouncy band or in a balance chair instead of a traditional chair or desk. This will allow students the ability to bouncy their feet and move in a way that is not distracting to others and will hopefully prevent disruptions in class and walking around will be limited.

If my students are able to dispel their energy in a positive way, they will be able to better focus their brains to the learning at hand.

I hope that these tools will give them the motivation and the focus to succeed.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair (Black) • Amazon Business $79.98 3 $239.94
Bouncy Bands for Chairs • Amazon Business $13.95 10 $139.50
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Blue support pipes) • Amazon Business $14.95 5 $74.75
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair Leg Extenders • Amazon Business $14.52 3 $43.56

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This project will reach 100 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by #BestSchoolDay and 9 other donors.

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