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Ms. Coles from Boise ID is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaged and Motivated Kinders!

Help me give my students the tools needed to honor their preferences for movement, fidgeting, and alternative seating that will contribute to better learning outcomes, attention, and behavior.

  • $798 goal

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My Students

Benjamin Franklin said, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." This is the philosophy I use daily in my classroom.

I provide an engaging classroom where the students are challenged to take ownership of their own learning.

The more I involve the kindergartners in their own learning, with hands-on activities, the stronger their motivation, excitement, and overall success will be.

My kindergarten students come from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. I teach at a Title l public charter school, where leadership and hands-on learning is the focus. The classrooms are inclusive, which allows the students to engage with each other and a variety of learning styles. Kindergarten is a half-day program, which provides the opportunity to teach the students in the morning and different students in the afternoon.

As a leadership-focused public charter school, the students are actively taught The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, from the Stephen Covey framework. The kindergartners know each habit and use these habits daily in the classroom to self-monitor their behavior, set goals, develop their own unique talents, and work together in a positive environment.

My Project

In today’s fast-paced world of instant gratification and narrowing attention spans, keeping a child engaged and sitting still in a classroom can be a challenging task. Many of my students have a constant need for sensory input and/or dynamic seating options.

Research supports the idea that alternative seating options can be used to improve attention in students.

Just as adults need to get up and take a walk or pace the room while we think and brainstorm, kids also need outlets for moving and fidgeting during the school day. The requested items of pillows, seats, fidgets, marbles, and building sticks will provide the much-needed outlet for them to be successful in the classroom.

As my kinders are given the opportunity to identify and honor their preferences for movement, fidgeting, and alternative seating, they will feel that their needs are being acknowledged. This will contribute to their increased engagement and motivation in the classroom. Thank you for believing in my kindergartners!

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 4 $219.96
LC534 - Flex-Space Comfy Pillows - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 3 $74.97
DD370X - Soft Seats - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
PP239 - Super-Fun Marble Run - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
32 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Set,Stress Relief Hand Toys for Adults Kids ADHD ADD Anxiety Autism, Perfect for Birthday Party Favors, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Flippy Chain Fidget Toy Relieve Stress | ADD ADHD Autism Anxiety | 5 Piece Value Pack | Quiet Key Ring Gadgets for Adults Kids | Blue Red Black Green and Yellow Bands | Nail Biting Vice | Prime | EDC • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Neliblu Sensory Fidget Snake Cube Twist Puzzle, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

Materials cost

$602.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$678.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.70

Total project goal

$798.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$798.00

1 Donor

-$798.00

Donations toward project cost

-$678.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$119.70

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$0.00

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