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Mrs. Dolgin from Fort Collins CO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building First Grade Brains Through Movement

Help me give my students wobble chairs and kick bands to keep to them moving while they learn!

  • $744 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first-grade students are an energetic bunch. We live and work hard in the foothills of Colorado. Our classroom is made up of a balanced group of kiddos who love to learn. They are kind, curious, full of humor, and a love for learning. We work hard all day long challenging our brains.

Like most young kids, these first-grade learners need a lot of movement to foster their positive learning and growth!

We are movers and shakers using all of ourselves while we engage in our learning all day long!

My Project

The research behind movement and learning is rapidly growing. It shows that movement increases blood and oxygen flow, which positively affects cognitive development, physical health, and mental well-being. Having wobble stools and kick bands will give each student what their bodies and brains need to stay focused and engaged in their learning.

First-grade students were built to move, and they need a safe outlet for their energy so they can maintain their focus.

The wobble stools will be used in learning centers and at traditional desks to allow students the opportunity to move while they learn. Occupational therapists agree that students who engage their cores engage their brains! Moving while learning helps students to retain the information and stay engaged. These mild movements will help decrease classroom disruption, enabling all learners to stay focused and engaged and will potentially impact my students for years to come.

Mrs. Dolgin
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $24.87 2 $49.74
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Corrects Posture - Green • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Corrects Posture - Red • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Corrects Posture - Purple • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Corrects Posture - Grey • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Active Kids Chair - Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y - Grades K-1-2 - 14" High - Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Blue • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Corrects Posture - Black • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Kore Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Toddlers, Age Range 2-3, Now with Antimicrobial Protection - Red (10in tall) • Amazon Business $44.98 1 $44.98
Kore Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Toddlers, Age Range 2-3, Now with Antimicrobial Protection - Green (10in Tall) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Kore Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Toddlers, Age Range 2-3, Now with Antimicrobial Protection - Purple (10in Tall) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Kore Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Toddlers, Age Range 2-3, Now with Antimicrobial Protection - Blue (10in Tall) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
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, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Purple) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
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 $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$557.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$631.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.47

Total project goal

$743.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$743.12

13 Donors

-$625.47

Donations toward project cost

-$546.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.82

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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