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Ms. Shares from Madison WI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm, Comfortable, and Learning

Help me give my students comfortable beanbag chairs and fidgets for reading and learning.

  • 6 donors
  • $371 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic, enthusiastic, and bright middle schoolers who learn best when they feel calm and comfortable. Some need to feel snug in a beanbag chair. Others need to be able to move their legs or hands. Being able to have slight movement or in a snug seat helps them to focus. Once focused, they are able to learn successfully. Success motivates them to engage more completely in their learning, while developing stronger and stronger reading skills.

With strong reading skills, my students will be able to take control of their learning and live their lives to their fullest potential.

The development of strong reading skills starts with being focused. Being comfortable, being able to fidget hands and feet allows students to put their anxiety aside, focus and learn. Once they have successful learning experiences, this success ignites in them a hunger for more knowledge that will carry them to greater learning.

My Project

Some of my students learn best when they are able to move as they learn. The bands for the desk legs will give them a way to more while allowing them to focus on learning. Other students need a snug, comfortable place to learn. Beanbag chairs are the first choice of many of my students.

When students have what they need physically, their minds are calm, focused, and learning.

Who doesn't read longer when they have a comfortable place to read? The longer they read, the more they develop stronger reading skills.

Ms. Shares
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture Small Solid Red Bean Bag Chair for Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $67.00 3 $201.00
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Bouncy Fidget Kick Resistance Bands for Kids-Flexible Sensory Seating-Students with Autism ADHD-School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $29.87 1 $29.87
Galaxy Stress Balls for Kids - Pack of 50 Bulk - Squeeze Anxiety Fidget Sensory Balls for Children with Outer Space Theme, Great Toys for Party Favors and Birthday Party Supplies • Amazon Business $25.69 1 $25.69
Hezruy Push Pop Pop Fidget Toy-Silicone Squeeze Sensory EDC Toy,Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety Sensory Toy for Kids and Adults,Autism Special Needs Stress Reliever,3 Packs • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97

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