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Mr. Basurto Villanueva from San Jose CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Young Learners

My students need flexible seating like Flex-Space Balance Ball seats and interactive tools like the Montessori Alphabet and wooden number cards and counting rods to maintain their focus during academically rigorous lessons.

  • $627 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Teaching in East Side San Jose, I have the privilege of working with some of the most amazing 2nd graders in the world. These amazing students, the overwhelming majority of whom are English language learners and who qualify for free and reduced-price meals, are inquisitive, curious, and persistent. My 2nd-grade students deserve a quality education, yet, our school is a Title I school with limited resources.

I do not want limited resources to translate into limited learning.

Rather, I want to foster creative problem-solving, critical thinkers. This has meant obtaining several resources myself; nonetheless, to be able to better reach this goal, we need your help to access more materials.

My Project

Student engagement is crucial to learning. These tools are intended to improve students engagement by providing an interactive way of engaging with the academic material and a non-distractive outlet for student's need to move.

The tools in this project were chosen for their potential to raise student engagement.

The cushions, yoga seats, and fidget bands allow students to move and fidget while paying attention to the content covered in class. The Montessori tools will provide opportunities for students engagement at multiple steps of academic lessons in math, reading, and writing. The math aids will enable students to engage and interact with concepts that can be difficult to master.

Be a part of our class. Help our class to stay on task longer and to connect with difficult concepts. We thank you for your support.

Mr. Basurto Villanueva
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC528GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 5 $99.95
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 5 $99.95
Montessori Small Wooden Movable Alphabet with Box (Red & Blue, 5mm thick) • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Inflated Air Stability Wobble Cushion w Air Pump Anti-Burst Wiggle Seat Toxin-Free Inflatable Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc for Better Seating Therapy Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Adhd Chair Fidget Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet | Durable Hand-Free Sensory Foot Fidget | Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands for School Sensory Flexible Seating Classroom • Amazon Business $25.97 2 $51.94
Montessori Material Boxed Arithmatics Teaching Aids Educational Wooden Toys For Children Learning Multiplication and Division Mathematics Tools • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Zerowin Wooden Toys Hundred Board Montessori 1-100 Consecutive Numbers Wooden Educational Game for Kids with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $14.22 2 $28.44
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $8.49 2 $16.98
SDBING Wooden Number Cards and Counting Rods with Box • Amazon Business $8.29 2 $16.58

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