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Mrs. Bernick from Smithfield VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Down and Move Around

My students need a "calm down" spot and opportunities to "fidget" in a safe way. The bean bag chair wiggle seats, exercise ball, and "fidget toys" will help my students with calming while allowing for movement.

  • $293 goal

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My Students

I work with 7th grade special education students from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. All of my students receive special education services in one or all of the following areas: reading decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing. Many of my students have reading, writing, and vocabulary skills that are significantly below grade-level.

My students are often eager to learn new decoding and comprehension skills but need additional resources.

Many of my students have behavioral, social, and sensory needs. In order to succeed and grow academically, my students need to be in a literature-rich, comfortable environment.

My Project

The supplies that I am requesting will assist my students by providing a safe place for them to calm down when upset and to fidget when needed. The fidget toys, exercise ball, and wiggle discs will help students with sensory, emotional/behavioral, and hyperactivity disorders to move when needed in a productive way. The bean bag chair will help to build a "calm down spot" for students with emotional needs and can also serve as a reading and alternative seating location. Please consider partnering with me to provide a safe and calm learning environment for students with learning and behavior challenges.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 0010657 Large Fuf Foam Filled Bean Bag Chair, Cobalt • Amazon Business $128.18 1 $128.18
DYNAPRO Exercise Ball - 2,000 lbs Stability Ball - Professional Grade – Anti Burst Exercise Equipment for Home, Balance, Gym, Core Strength, Yoga, Fitness, Desk Chairs (Black, 65 Centimeters) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
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 Silver) • 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 Silver) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
FREDDY'S FIDGET TOYS for Sensory Kids and Adults (pack of 10) Best Classroom Fidgets for School - Marble Fidget Toy Relieves Stress and Increase Focus - Sensory Toys for Autistic Children OCD ADHD ADD • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00

Materials cost

$215.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.83

Total project goal

$292.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.19

4 Donors

-$230.13

Donations toward project cost

-$201.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.52

match offer

-$55.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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