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Ms. Sisson from Olympia WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming the Classroom

My students need sit spots in my classroom to give them a chance to move, and Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chairs to allow bodies to move while minds focus.

  • $325 goal

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My Students

Hello there. My students are so fun! They are hands-on, inquisitive, and love to create art! Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with the beautiful scenery, lush greenery, and amazing mountain and ocean views. Unfortunately, with all that green is rain. And not just a little, but nine full months! Kindergartners are often stuck indoors for rainy-day recess, so hands-on activities are so important.

I have also had the exciting challenge of having 2/3 of my class being little boys, which has been so good for everyone in the class.

We have incorporated yoga, learning through movement, and just basically learning to get the wiggles out. I learn so much from my students.

My Project

The items I've selected are intended to help my kindergartners appropriately fidget and move, but still be able to stay with the group and learn the lesson. Kindergartners in Washington are required to be at school all-day, five days a week; that is a tough transition, especially when some have never been to daycare or preschool.

All of the items I’ve selected are to help kids move with purpose, and most are to help kids learn to focus their energy.

The chair bands and yoga balls will help fidgety kids remain seated and focused on the lesson without disrupting others learning or a need to leave the lesson. The hands-on aspect of the ten-frame magnets are perfect for little bodies to move and learn.

Thank you for helping me create an atmosphere that is the most inclusive and safest for the youngest of students.

Ms. Sisson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $15.98 4 $63.92
SitSpots 30 Circle Pack | Original Sit Spots • Amazon Business $62.97 1 $62.97
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.85 2 $25.70
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Number Bonds, 55 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
Learning Resources LER6644 Giant Magnetic Ten-Frame Set, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hansen M1301 Rainbow Hoberman Mini Sphere • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Creative Teaching Press Woodland Friends Pup Tents 6" Designer Cut-Outs (6010) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Creative Teaching Press Woodland Friends Library Pockets - Standard (6744) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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