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Ms. Galin from Vanceboro NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bouncing Into Kindergarten

My students need stability balls and wobble cushions to help increase and improve attention and focus in the classroom.

  • $204 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come from a variety of different backgrounds and needs. They are part of a small community where kids are able to grow up and be supported by their community members.

I teach at a Title I school in North Carolina where the majority of the students are receiving free or reduced lunch.

This year, I am teaching kindergarten and they love to wiggle and wobble. They need some movement in the classroom to help them focus. When they are allowed to move they can focus better.

My Project

Kindergartens bring excitement into the classroom. They like to move as they learn. Stability balls and wobble cushions would allow my students this. They could bounce their energy away and channel their focus into their academics. Students will be able to concentrate for longer periods of time.

Students should be allowed to move freely just as adults do.

The stability balls will be used at the guided reading table so students can move as they are learning to read. The guided reading table is where I as the teacher works with a small group of readers. It is at this table where students learn how to read text based on their reading level and are able to show me their strengths in reading. At this table we work on reading strategies and phonics skills that help students grow.

These balls can help students have a longer attention span during guided reading groups. These balls can help students focus better at the guided reading table. Students can use the wobble cushions in their seats. These will be rotated among students in the classroom based on who needs them.

Ms. Galin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.43 5 $97.15
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98

Materials cost

$131.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$173.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.59

Total project goal

$203.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$203.92

3 Donors

-$167.96

Donations toward project cost

-$142.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.19

match offer

-$35.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$30.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.39

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$0.00

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