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Mrs. Renegar from East Bend NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bouncing Into the Future!

Help me give my students the opportunity to move at their seat without being a distraction to others, and in order to help them focus.

  • $565 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a Title I school in a rural area in the foothills of North Carolina, many of my students receive free or reduced lunch and are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am always looking for ways that will benefit them and their future the most. I have several students that play multiple sports or a single sport throughout the year. In addition, several have ADHD. Some are medicated, and some are not. These are tremendous young men and women who want to do well, but they need an outlet to be able to get some of their energy out during the day. When they are not able to expend this energy, they become distracted and their learning diminishes.

My Project

Bouncy Bands help students focus by allowing them to expend their energy quietly, without being noticed. The bands go under each student's desk. The students put their feet on them and are then able to move their feet up and down. Since the band is under the desk, this action goes unnoticed by the rest of the class.

This outlet for their energy helps them to concentrate, without causing a distraction to others.

My co-teacher already has a set of these bands in her room. While she originally bought them for students with ADHD, many other students have enjoyed using them. A class set also helps the students with ADHD to not feel "singled out." Students who have experienced these have expressed a desire to have them in other classrooms as well. When they come to my room, they wonder why I don't have them too! One student who has used these before said, "I really like the Bouncy Bands...I use the one I have at my desk all the time. I think it helps me."

Tom Hunter, of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, stated, "Sitting still is overrated. It makes sense for the opera or the meditating, but in most classrooms and child care centers, it's given far more honor that it deserves. Children need to move." Bouncy Bands gives students this opportunity to help them learn!

Mrs. Renegar
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncy Bands for Desk Color: Black Support Pipe • Teachers' School Supply $14.95 25 $373.75

Materials cost

$373.75

Vendor shipping charges

$41.11

State sales tax

$29.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.64

Total project goal

$564.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$564.26

10 Donors

-$375.00

Donations toward project cost

-$330.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$1.02

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Project Activity

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