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Mrs. Miller from San Pablo CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chairs For A Strong And Balanced Learner

My students need balance ball chairs that promote balance, strength, and creativity.

  • $567 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students of my classroom are very smart and curious children. Their minds are open to new and exciting challenges. As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am happy to provide new and exciting learning techniques and methods to teach them. My students come to school each day wanting me to provide them with many opportunities to grow as young mathematicians, readers, writers, artists, and scientists. With my help and guidance they will be able to keep growing as students, as employees, and as well-rounded, happy successful people.

My Project

Sitting in regular chairs each and every day can be tiresome and actually hurt some children. In the classroom, I want them to stay engaged and to fully participate in their learning. When students are uncomfortable or having a hard time sitting still in a regular chair, their focus will be lost. They won't be able to concentrate on learning a new math strategy, a new vocabulary word, or understand what a story might me about. When a child sits on a yoga ball chair, they are able to direct their natural kinesthetic energy and need for movement in a positive way, because the child on a yoga ball chair has to constantly move his body on the chair to maintain his or her balance.

By donating to this project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Movement actually allows for alertness and attention. With more alertness, more learning will take place, students will be more engaged, and ultimately students will feel their new level of successfulness. Rather than squash a child's innate need for movement, yoga ball chairs channel their physical energy in a positive way, allowing them to focus on their work more completely and reach their full potential as learners.

Mrs. Miller
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Blue/Green • Amazon Business $68.05 6 $408.30

Materials cost

$408.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$481.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.02

Total project goal

$566.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$566.80

6 Donors

-$399.53

Donations toward project cost

-$339.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.93

match offer

-$167.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$142.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.09

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$0.00

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