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Mrs. Chambers from Boise ID is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm, Cool and Collected

My students need alternate seating in our calming area. We also need alternate lighting that can be changed as needed.

  • $382 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom have severe disabilities that impact every area of their lives including communication and independent living. Some have primarily intellectual disabilities that cause difficulties in speaking and language. Others have disabilities that impact their physical abilities as well including struggles in walking, independently navigating a school setting and performing basic life skills. Despite these disabilities, my students are very much like their peers. They long to have friendships and to be independent. They love movies, music videos and food.

My Project

Students with special needs tire more quickly than their peers. After a set amount of time that includes calming activities, students are more alert and ready to learn. They have regular breaks built into their schedules, but need seating, fidgets and personalized spaces to take their breaks.

By donating to this project, you will be helping students learn how to self regulate in comfortable seating away from the glare of typical classroom lights.

Bean bags will give students a good place to calm down while they utilize fidgets, weighted blankets and listen to music. The alternative lighting will maintain a peaceful atmosphere. When students are upset or need a break, they will be able to be wrapped in the comfort of a bean bag chair while squeezing sensory shapes. Using alternative, dim lighting paired with music further helps calm students when they are upset or stressed. These materials will help them calm down more quickly and allow them to spend more time learning!

Mrs. Chambers
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gold Medal Bean Bags 30010509804 Medium Wet Look Vinyl Beanbag, Tween Size, Blue • Amazon Business $54.55 3 $163.65
LE 33ft 120 LED Dimmable Rope Lights, RGB Battery Powered, Waterproof, 8 Modes/Timer, Multi Color Fairy Rope Lights for Garden Patio Party Christmas Thanksgiving Outdoor Decoration • Amazon Business $14.54 4 $58.16
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$273.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$324.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.26

Total project goal

$381.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$381.72

2 Donors

-$381.72

Donations toward project cost

-$324.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.26

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$0.00

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