You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Bolt from Virginia Beach VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choice Makes Learning Fun!

Help me give my students flexible seating options and sensory tools to chase away anxieties and turn their focus to learning.

  • $752 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Technically my students are those identified with disabilities affecting their ability to learn requiring extra support. These amazing students are included in a general education class with their non-disabled peers. The students grow in so many ways working together and supporting one another and I consider all of the students I see each day to be my students. My assigned students and I move from our little resource room to their general education homerooms throughout the day. Resource teachers like me are never sure of what grade level students they will teach each year. Last year I taught first and fifth graders and this year I will most likely have first, second and fifth graders. I find such joy being a part of each child's learning.

Students with educational challenges are often convinced they can't learn and may appear withdrawn in school, but working with them to find ways for them to achieve can spark a light within them that is so empowering.

When a strategy works for a student it is often like an on switch to them becoming the hardest working student in class, often not wanting to stop work as they begin to love learning.

My Project

Flexible seating options like ball chairs, bubble cushions and wobble stools excite students while also allowing them an outlet for their wiggles helping them to focus on assignments. Chair bands offer students a chance to move their feet quietly with some resistance to offer resistance to calm them without disturbing others. Classrooms are busy and sometimes noisy which is way too much sensory input for some students, so noise cancelling headphones, fidgets, and microbead pillows can soothe anxiety and enable learning.

When students are offered the option to leave their desk and work where they feel comfortable they are excited for the chance to work in their favorite spot on their favorite seat.

Using a fun flex desk or lap pillow for their laptop can melt away the stress of a writing assignment. Calm, comfy students are creative and engaged in learning.

Mrs. Bolt
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Bolt is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Adjustable-Height Active Learning Stool, Black, LNT-RIA3052BK-SO • Amazon Business $98.86 2 $197.72
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Black • Amazon Business $25.00 3 $75.00
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, Purple • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $26.87 2 $53.74
Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple • Amazon Business $48.27 1 $48.27
HUANUO Lap Desk - Fits up to 14 inch Slim Laptop, Laptop Stand with Pillow Cushion & Bamboo Platform on Bed & Sofa, with Cable Hole & Anti-Slip Strip • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
World's Best 2 pcs Microbead Bolster Tube Pillows, Smooth Cool Touch Fabric, Neck or Back Support Pillows, Hypoallergenic, Charcoal • Amazon Business $18.70 1 $18.70
Trademark Innovations Fitness and Balance Disc Seat, Orange • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Trademark Innovations Fitness and Balance Disc Seat, 13-Inch Diameter • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Snug Kids Earmuffs/Hearing Protectors - Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders for Children and Adults (Black) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Original Blue) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Snug Kids Earmuffs/Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders for Children and Adults (Red) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
BeYumi Marble Fidget Toys (20 PCS) - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and Those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
REEHUT Ankle Weights, Wrist Weight (1 Pair) with Adjustable Strap for Fitness, Exercise, Walking, Jogging, Gymnastics, Aerobics, Gym - Red - 0.5 lbs • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79

Materials cost

$587.10

Vendor shipping charges

$13.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$638.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.75

Total project goal

$751.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$751.66

1 Donor

-$751.66

Donations toward project cost

-$638.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Virginia Beach","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6580991],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"VA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":4269208,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/choice-makes-learning-fun/4269208/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":75,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Bolt","authorIds":{"6580991":{"owner":"Mrs. Bolt","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4269208],"proposalHash":"-1033441972","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp6580991_orig.jpg?width=136&height=136&auto=webp&t=1564618219679","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21430036,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":6580991,"schoolCounty":"Virginia Beach City","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"VA","name":"Virginia"}}