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Mrs. Thomas from Tulsa OK is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Changing Times = Changing Seats

Help me give my students the flexible seating they need. Having balance balls encourages students to share space and supplies. It is no secret students need movement and the balls will provide that.

  • $861 goal

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My Students

The students in my class are from low income homes. Most if not all of their families are dependent on state aide and public housing. Even though they have very difficult situations outside of school, they thrive on the successes they achieve in the classroom. Because of their sometimes chaotic home lives, they look forward to the consistencies that their classroom and school provide.

Oklahoma third graders know that they must pass a standardized reading assessment to be promoted to fourth grade.

All through the school year the students work to improve their reading skills and to achieve growth on their benchmark assessment. My class of third graders' reading levels vary from beginner readers to students reading at a seventh grade level.

My Project

The physical environment of a classroom should be inviting to students but it also should be easily changeable, able to change to meet the needs of today's students. It is no secret that today's classrooms have a wide range of needs for it's students. One need is to help keep students stay on task by giving them seating that will allow them to move. These balls will give students opportunities to move while working. They stimulate the students which aides in helping them to focus and process information. This type of stimulation is especially helpful for students with ADHD and ADD. The balls will encourage collaboration between students and will help the students in building a classroom community. Non traditional seating like the exercise balls is just one way that the environment of the classroom can be changed to meet the needs of today's student.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA486 - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 2 $284.88
LA487 - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 2 $284.88
WC218 - Automatic Ball Inflator • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99

Materials cost

$639.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$52.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$731.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.09

Total project goal

$860.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$860.58

1 Donor

-$365.75

Donations toward project cost

-$365.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$430.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$365.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$64.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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