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Mrs. Wolfe from Nampa ID is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidget and Flex!

Help me give my students balance ball chairs, Magna-Tiles, and lap desks so they can have brain breaks and options to focus and be the best they can be!

  • $458 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I just started my second year teaching third grade. More and more in education, there seems to be a new trend in accommodating learning styles for students, which I think is wonderful and necessary!

My classroom is full of ELLs (English language learners), and I have kids who speak Spanish, Romanian, and Russian.

It can be a struggle to switch back and forth between two languages.

In the last year, I have gotten seven wobbly seats through Donors Choose, and it has been so impactful! My kids can wiggle while they work, and they aren't leaning back in chairs and falling over!

I want to add some other types of alternative seating and wiggle options for my kids to focus and not feel like they are getting in trouble for being off task.

My Project

It seems it is harder and harder for students to focus. At the beginning of the year, I asked my students what would make it easier to focus in class. Overwhelmingly, they responded with having something to fidget with or some kind of flexible seating.

I chose several different types of fidgets that I hope students can play with and still focus without distracting others.

I also chose yoga ball chairs that have a back on them, but kids can also bounce a little while they work and listen.

I am also a learner who doesn't sit still well, so I can relate to how my students feel. I am the lucky one because I get to move around a lot while I teach. It is harder for students to have that possibility. I want to do all I can to help them tap into learning and being able to focus and love school!

Mrs. Wolfe
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 29 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles 100-Piece Clear Colors Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Blue/Green • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $55.98 1 $55.98
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Burgundy • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Sea Foam • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Flippy Chain Fidget Toy by Tom's Fidgets - Perfect for ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism - Bike Chain Fidget Stress Reducer for Adults and Kids (Orange (2 Pack)) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Spot It! • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Tom's Fidgets Flippy Chain Fidget Toy Perfect for ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism - Bike Chain Fidget Stress Reducer for Adults and Kids - Blue • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Roller Chain Fidget Toy Stress Reducer, ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism (Green) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$333.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$389.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.66

Total project goal

$457.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$457.72

3 Donors

-$310.00

Donations toward project cost

-$263.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.50

match offer

-$147.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.16

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$0.00

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