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  • $237 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Haggard
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Bring Back Movement! Round Two!

My students need 8 stability balls to sit on in place of regular classroom chairs.

My Students

Why Round Two? Our class was able to raise all the money we needed for 30 stability balls with our project "Bring Back Movement". Unfortunately, our vendor ran out of the stability balls we needed, and our new vendor was more expensive. We're now trying to raise the remaining money for a class set.

Our school is a magnet elementary school, meaning that our students come (first) from the low-income neighborhood surrounding the school and (second) from across the county using a lottery system.

They are a delightful, diverse group of first grade students. Many of our students are high-needs, whether those needs be special education, behavior, or various levels of content understanding. All of these needs combined mean that many of the students are often restless and unfocused.

My Project

The proposed solution? Stability balls as a replacement for the chairs in our classroom. When children sit on stability balls, their balance and strength is improved as their core muscles are activated. The stability balls also give students a chance to move in their space even while remaining in a seated position. As a result, students are able to get their 'wiggles' out without running around the classroom, getting out of their seats, or invading the personal space of others. Finally, sitting on the stability ball requires constant muscle engagement and encourages (even brief) movement while seated. The increased blood flow to the brain caused by the movement means that students are better able to focus and to learn.

The overall vision for this project is to have a stability ball for every student in the classroom (as well as a couple extra for future classes and/or in case of accidents).

Students will be taught proper procedures for the use of the balls as well as consequences for improper use of the stability ball. These stability balls are expected to improve student focus and behavior because they will have the opportunity to move at all times in an appropriate way which supports their various needs.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dick Martin Sports - Exercise Ball 24in Blue • Teachers' School Supply $19.00 8 $152.00

Materials cost

$152.00

Vendor shipping charges

$16.72

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$201.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.47

Total project goal

$236.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$236.47

5 Donors

-$125.50

Donations toward project cost

-$115.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.83

match offer

-$100.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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