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Ms. Stirling from Concho AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Students, Calm Classrooms

Help me give my students a place to calm themselves where they can utilize sensory tools such as bean bag chairs, light covers and fitness balls.

  • $540 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in an extremely rural location and is in one of the lowest socioeconomic brackets in the state. Many of our students do not have resources such as electricity, running water, or adequate food supply. We have a high percentage of special needs students who have diagnosis such as autism.

Our entire school qualifies for free breakfast and lunch.

We are in need of more resources to assist our special needs students so they can be successful.

My Project

We are requesting bean bag chairs, light covers and fitness balls for a calming space. As our school strives to provide inclusive practices for students with special needs, we are challenged to provide more options for them. We provide classroom experiences for students who may have never been included in interactions with their peers. In doing so, some of our special needs students can become overwhelmed with the sensory stimulation a classroom provides.

At times, these special needs students need a place to go to decompress and regulate themselves.

In turn, the peers need some time away from the special need peers in order to problem solve difficult interactions and learn about differences in others.

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Ms. Stirling
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - Blue (30") • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 4 $319.96
FILTERS CLASSROOM MOOD TRANQUIL BLUE - SET OF 4 • School Specialty $34.07 2 $68.14
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$388.10

Vendor shipping charges

$6.81

State sales tax

$27.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$458.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.91

Total project goal

$539.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$539.39

5 Donors

-$313.24

Donations toward project cost

-$287.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$200.87

Match offers toward project cost

-$170.74

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.28

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$0.00

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