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Ms. Sims from Salem MO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain Food and Wiggly Bottoms!

Help me give my students some alternative seating options and healthy snacks to help them calm their bodies, feed their brains and focus on their work.

  • $366 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many hardships are faced by students with special needs and by students coming from low-income families and living in rural communities. My students face all three of these challenges. These students strive to do their personal best every day, even when it might be more challenging for them.

My classroom serves students with a variety of disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, specific learning disabilities, ADHD, Rhett's syndrome, and emotional disturbance.

My school is located in a rural community, and many of my students' families are low income. This limits my students' opportunities in many ways.

My Project

Many of my students face challenges that limit their ability to focus on school tasks. Many of my students have disabilities such as ADHD and Autism which makes it difficult for them to sit still and focus, which is why sitting still is rarely a requirement in my classroom. For this to happen we need some specialty seating such as wobble stools and cushions and rolling chairs.

Along with the disabilities many of my students face, many of them also come from low income families.

The majority of our school qualifies for free and reduced lunch, because of this many times students come to school hungry. While they eat a good breakfast and lunch at school, that is not always enough to fill their tummies and when your stomach growls its hard to focus on your work. My students need a healthy snack to eat during the day.

Ms. Sims
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Blue • Amazon Business $62.98 1 $62.98
Kore Chair - Orange - Kids, 14" • Amazon Business $61.69 1 $61.69
Essentials Swivel Mid Back Mesh Task Chair with Arms - Ergonomic Computer/Office Chair (ESS-3001) • Amazon Business $46.19 1 $46.19
Healthy Snacks To Go Healthy Mixed Snack Box & Snacks Gift Variety Pack (Care Package 66 Count) • Amazon Business $38.79 1 $38.79
Ultimate Snack Assortment Care Package - Chips, Crackers, Cookies, Nuts, Bars - School, Work, Military or Home (50 Pack) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Green) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$276.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$310.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.84

Total project goal

$365.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$365.61

6 Donors

-$258.00

Donations toward project cost

-$219.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.70

match offer

-$107.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$91.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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