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Mrs. Kelner from Blaine MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Students are Ready to Learn

Help me give my students bean bag seats, an area rug, lamps, and more to create a calming space and wobble seats to get their wiggles out.

  • $466 goal

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My Students

We are a magnet school for aeronautical and children's engineering.

About 65% of our students come from poverty and over 20 different languages are spoken in the school.

We also have high mobility, meaning children move in and out of our school quite frequently. This often leaves large gaps in learning.

My classroom is a rainbow of diversity in terms of culture, race, and ability. They love to learn and embrace new challenges every day. They like to try new things and love technology and science.

My Project

As educators, we ask a lot of our students. They work hard every day to rise to the challenges we put before them. Research tells us that students who are calm and in control of their bodies will be more ready to learn.

It is important to recognize that even though they are able to do the work, that these are still 6- and 7-year olds, with 6- and 7-year old emotions and a strong need for movement.

I would like to create a "calm down" corner for my classroom. This space would include a bean bag chair, a light therapy lamp, and calm down tools like fidgets, an emotional regulation book, and calm down timers.

Even when first graders are in control of their emotions, they still have lots of "wiggles." Kore Kids Wobble Chairs and elastic kick bands for chairs will allow students to wiggle while maintaining productivity. An area rug will be used to help keep stools and chairs in place, helping to avoid chairs from tipping over when students inevitably rock on them.

Mrs. Kelner
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - 14" H Color: Black • Teachers' School Supply $59.99 2 $119.98
Flash Furniture Small Solid Gray Kids Bean Bag Chair • Amazon Business $75.64 1 $75.64
Garland Rug Medallion Black Area Rug, 6-Feet by 9-Feet, Black • Amazon Business $43.98 1 $43.98
TaoTronics Light Therapy Lamp, Ultra-Thin UV-Free LED Sun Lamp with 10000 Lux Adjustable Brightness Levels, 90xb0 Rotatable Stand &Timer Setting for a Happy Life • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
30 Pack Fidget Toys Set, Sensory Toys Bundle for Kids/Adults Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety Hand Toys for Children, Liquid Motion Timer, Fidget Pad, Snake Cube, Puzzle Balls, Flippy Chain, and More • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
The Original Mood Flipbook for Kids; 20 Different Moods/Emotions; Autism; ADHD; Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices; Laminated Pages (Monster Flipbook - Travel Size) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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