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Ms. Brown from Winchester VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bouncing Makes Us Brighter!

My students need the opportunity to move their feet and legs while sitting at desks engaged in independent work. Bouncy bands give students a quiet way to bounce their feet and legs while working.

  • $523 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 2nd graders in a rural Virginia elementary school. They enjoy choosing seating options that allow for such movement. There are a variety of diverse backgrounds and needs, including single parent homes, low socioeconomic families, limited English speaking, special education, and students with ADHD.

These enthusiastic and active 2nd graders love to be moving while they learn and they take advantage of every opportunity to jump, wiggle, and move around.

The more opportunities the energetic 7 year-olds have to focus themselves through movement, the better able they are to be creative and sustain higher level tasks that require concentration and stamina.

My Project

Students need ways to focus themselves as the demands of education become greater. Bouncy Bands allow students to achieve at higher levels. They provide movement that does not disrupt the learning of other students.

Bouncy bands are a student favorite when it comes to sitting in chairs during testing and completing tasks independently.

With these bands on students' chairs at their desks, and at our guided reading table, students will be able to self monitor their own focus through movement. It is also very effective to use the bands as a foot rest for students who get tired of their legs dangling when their feet don't yet touch the floor.

Students who are comfortable with their learning environment perform higher on assessments and are better able to reach their potential. They provide incentive for students to sit at necessary times to engage in serious learning tasks.

Ms. Brown
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOUNCY BANDS FOR CHAIRS • School Specialty $13.27 28 $371.56

Materials cost

$371.56

Vendor shipping charges

$37.16

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$444.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.40

Total project goal

$522.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$522.69

1 Donor

-$522.69

Donations toward project cost

-$444.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.40

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$0.00

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