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Ms. Reinhard from W Springfield MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Changin' in the Middle!

Help me give my students flexible seating and stress reducing options to change their learning opportunities!

  • $753 goal

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My Students

Our middle school is a home of learning for over 900 amazing students. With around 30 different langues and dialects spoken, there is a wide range of ethnic, economic, linguistic and social backgrounds that these students bring with them each day. As society is ever changing, our students are as well.

For this reason, these hardworking students deserve a classroom that is able to change with them.

Middle school students are constantly changing. My special education students work hard each day to learn the rigorous curriculum, engage in appropriate social interactions, and maintain the fast pace that the school day provides. These special education students put in a great deal of effort to change strategies, skills, and knowledge daily in order to maintain on track with their similar aged peers. Our co-taught setting allows for all students to be included in the classroom. These students are provided instruction from both a general education and special education teacher. Although they are given high quality instruction, these students still require extra tools to support their change. Help these students create change as they are our future leaders!

My Project

As the students in front of me change, it can be hard to find the funding to update the classroom that they learn in. These items that I am requesting will help me create an environment for my students that can help ease the worries many face in their day-to-day lives. I aim to help students calm their anxiety and learn strategies that will help for them to cope with their stresses. By doing so, they can learn to be successful both in the classroom and their lives outside of school. Because we don't know what is going on in each of their lives everyday, it is important to provide a variety of tools to manage stress and energy.

It is my goal to provide students with a variety of learning tools in order to change their educational experience.

These tools will allow my students to learn focus strategies and spend their time and attention on the academics. The flexible seating and pedal bike will allow for students to get out their energy without leaving the classroom. This will put the focus on learning as they no longer have to take a break outside of the room.

Ms. Reinhard
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Junior- Age 8-9, Grade 3-4, Black (16in) • Amazon Business $59.99 3 $179.97
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Black • Amazon Business $69.98 2 $139.96
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Laptop Stand, Writing Table, Tray Table, Kids’ Travel Tray, Travel-Friendly Work Table, One-Piece Travel Desk, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified Collaborative Seating • Amazon Business $33.89 3 $101.67
XWELL Folding Pedal Exerciser, Under Desk Fitness Rehab Equipment,Adjustable Seniors, Elderly, PT - Folding Mini Stationary Bike Peddler • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 1 $28.09
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet: LAKIKID Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture Series - Improve Focus & Attention - Perfect Foot Fidgets for Classroom Chair, Special Education Supplies(10 Packs) • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
KBAYBO Remote Control Ocean Wave Projector 12 LED &7 Colors Night Light Projector with Built-in Mini Music Player for Living Room and Bedroom (Black) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Original Bouncy Bands for Middle and High School Chairs – Allows Students to Move While Working, Increasing Focus, Improving Academic Performance and Relieving Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Frustration and • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fidget Pencil Toppers (4 Dozen) • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
FlintRehab Premium Quality Therapy Putty (4 Pack, 3-oz Each) for Hand Exercise Rehab. Fidgeting, and Stress Relief • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
4 Pack Dinosaur Stress Relief Ball Toy Squeeze Sensory Ball Mesh Stress Balls for Kids Adults Autistic ADHD Anxiety Hand Therapy Stress Squishy Ball for Party Favors Halloween Holiday Birthday Gifts • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Simple 3 Button Stopwatch, Supports Science Investigations, Timed Math Exercises, Elapsed Time Tracking, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77

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