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Ms. Ellis from Portland OR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Community for Everyone

Help me give my students an environment where ALL can succeed. The inflated disks will help students focus during instruction and the speaker will make content easier for students to hear.

  • $231 goal

This project expired on January 11, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Second grade is such an exciting time - and I have the privilege of working with 22 diverse, rambunctious, and compassionate second graders every day. With 8 different languages represented in our classroom, we are building a culture of respect and curiosity in our time together. They are always surprising me with how kind and respectful they are to their classmates, teachers, and all others they interact with.

We are constantly learning from and with one another.

My students share ideas, questions, and take risks when trying new things. In class, we not only work on academics, but we take time to learn how to be good citizens and take care of ourselves.

My students love learning new things and sharing their new-found knowledge with others. When we learn something new, they are always asking, "Can I take this home?!!!" because they want to share with they learned with their families. I feel so lucky to work each day with a group of kids with such a hunger for learning and a true heart for others.

My Project

As a first year teacher, I started the year with a bare classroom. I have received materials from friends, family, and the amazing team at my school, but there are still a few things that could make my classroom a successful learning environment for all of my students.

Second graders are not known for their calm demeanor - and I have my fair share of wiggly friends!

The inflated stability disks and chair bands will help my particularly rambunctious students stay active and focused during direct instruction. The other fidget items will be used in our "cool down zone" where students go to take a break. The rug will give my students another space to go when they are choosing a learning environment that best suits them.

The speaker will help me project our digital math curriculum, which students currently have a difficult time hearing from just my laptop speakers. The lights will be used for classroom management so all students know what they should be doing at any given time. These few items may seem small, but I know they will have a profound impact on our classroom environment!

Ms. Ellis
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Therapist’s Choice Inflated Air-Filled Stability Balance Disc-Blue • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64" by LakiKid • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
OontZ Angle 3 New Enhanced Edition Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 100ft Wireless Range, Volume Booster AMP 10 Watts Power, Custom Bass Radiator, Crystal Clear Stereo Sound, IPX5 Splashproof • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Junovo Round Fluffy Soft Area Rugs for Kids Room Children Room Girls Room Nursery,4 Feet,4-Feet,Purple • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Meridian Electric 11141 10 cm LED Cylinder Tap Light, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96

Materials cost

$163.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.51

Total project goal

$230.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$230.08

3 Donors

-$212.44

Donations toward project cost

-$195.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

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$0.00

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