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Mrs. Bodick from Austin TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Café Creates Critical Thinkers

My students need 1 set of 2 foam reading chairs, 4 padded floor pillows, 2 reclining floor chairs, and 4 balance balls as an alternative to traditional desk chairs.

  • $585 goal

This project expired on November 21, 2018.

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My Students

From the moment they set foot in my classroom, my third grade students are active members in their classroom community. Together we have created a safe environment where each student can share their unique set of experiences and talents.

I love that my 8 year old students have created a "well-oiled machine" where they respectfully hold one another accountable for maintaining a rigorous learning community.

I am so grateful to teach in this supportive South Austin community. Our school faculty and administrators do a fantastic job of staying student-centered, which really shines through the kids. We have so much fun everyday and learn so much from each other.

My Project

Creating a student-centered environment involves providing a classroom space where students feel comfortable to explore and engage in their own style of learning.

With your generous donation, my goal is to create a flexible learning space to provide students a choice of where they would like to settle in and get down to learning, much like you see at a coffee shop!

There will be a lowered work table area with floor seats, offering an option to traditional desk chairs. In the library there will be an invitingly cozy space with foam-filled reading chairs and floor pillows so students can get "lost in a book". Another seating option made available will be round balance balls for students who may be struggling to sit still during whole or small group instruction.

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids SoftZone Wave Chairs, Soft Foam Seating for Kids/Toddlers/Teens - Youth (Set of 2) Blue/Sand • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Tufted Support Padded Boosted Cushion, Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96

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