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Mrs. Carpenter from Mt Pleasant SC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Don't sit still! The best brains bounce!

Help me give my students flexible seating choices with these Stay-in-Play balance balls.

  • $536 goal

This project expired on July 31, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is comprised of 20 Preschoolers aged 4-5 in a suburban elementary school. They mostly come from middle class backgrounds. Some experienced prior preschool, but for many of my students this is their first experience in a school setting.

Because this is the first time many of my young students have been in a structured academic setting, they need the opportunity to move in order to learn.

Their attention spans are very short and their energy is quite long!

My Project

These flexible seating balance balls will help my students focus on the lessons at hand while being given the freedom to move. They are young and inexperienced at sitting still. It is difficult for them to think about their learning when they have to make a discerned effort just to sit still, or keep their chair on the floor. By having the freedom to move while they work and listen, their minds will be free to absorb so much more learning.

I will use these balance balls at tables during small group work and as needed for whole group carpet seating and throughout my centers.

All students may not choose this option at once or they may. With a class set we will have options. Young children thrive when they feel they are given choices in their day. It gives them ownership of their learning and helps them feel that they count in the classroom.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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 10 $199.90
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.21 10 $192.10

Materials cost

$392.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$455.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.39

Total project goal

$535.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$535.91

7 Donors

-$315.00

Donations toward project cost

-$279.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$207.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$176.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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