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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Shank from Dexter ME is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bouncing With Flexible Seating

My students need flexible seating. My students would use the balance ball as another seating option that allows them to move and wiggle but still staying focused.

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a classroom of 18 Second graders. I work at at Title I school in Central Maine. My students work hard at changing their fixed mindset to have a growth mindset, persevering through their challenges. My students can be truly inspiring with their work ethic and the growth they strive so hard to make. I have a very diverse group of learners, with many different needs. I want to help them meet their goals any way that I can.

My Project

My students need to be able to move around and wiggle- yet still pay attention. My students would greatly benefit from these balance balls. It would give them a chance to choose another seating option that would help them focus.

These seats would directly benefit six of my students with a chance to help them focus.

I have students who sit on their feet and knees because they have a hard time focusing in a traditional classroom seat. These balance balls would be a huge hit in my classroom to those students! They would be able to bounce and wiggle but still be at a table and do their learning!

Mrs. Shank
Grades PreK-2
More than half 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

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. Shank is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA484 - Flex-Space 17" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $113.94 1 $113.94

Materials cost

$113.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$5.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.71

Total project goal

$178.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.06

5 Donors

-$169.24

Donations toward project cost

-$151.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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":"Dexter","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4748884],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"ME","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3489854,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/bouncing-with-flexible-seating/3489854/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Shank","authorIds":{"4748884":{"owner":"Mrs. Shank","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3489854],"proposalHash":"-753587950","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4748884_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1508520037580","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20995190,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTgzNDU4MQ==","NDg1NDI2Nw==","NDI2MDQ4Mg==","NDc0ODg4NA==","NjAxOTY0NQ=="],"teacherId":4748884,"schoolCounty":"Penobscot","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"ME","name":"Maine"}}