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Mrs. Adams from Spencer OK is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidget and Freeze

My students need the chair fidgets to allow for a safe way to fidget without flipping out of their chairs, as well as a safe place with a bean bag chair to calm down when overstimulated.

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a unique blend of rural and urban. They face common issues that most inner city children encounter, such as parental drug use and imprisonment. Sadly, another layer is tacked on to these children as most are living in a rural area with an extremely low family income. With threats of school closure and little funding for staff and supplies they are at a huge disadvantage all around.

Regardless of their background we strive for our students to show GRIT, a distinct combination of passion, resilience, determination, and focus.

With this we hope it will allow them to maintain the discipline and optimism to persevere in their goals even in the face of discomfort, rejection, and a lack of visible progress for years, or even decades.

My Project

Multiple times a day students fall or flip out of their chairs because they are wiggling around, flipping the chair over, fidgeting with their legs wrapped around the chair and tipping the chair on two legs. The chair fidgets will allow the students to safely fidget and get that need for slight movement while staying safe at the same time.

Students today have many pressures put on them and having a place to clam down and reflect will allow them to begin the process of self-regulating their emotions.

Allowing a safe place to wiggle and a safe place to calm down is essential for today's hectic classroom. A Cool down place or a place to "freeze" can be created with the bean bag, a soft place to sit, the timer to allow them just the right amount of time, a relaxing bubble tube, stress ball and storage container to hold those items as well as coloring books, books for reading etc.

Mrs. Adams
Grades PreK-2
  • Green Pastures Elementary School
  • Spencer, OK
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fidgeteez Set of 12 Chair Bands. Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom. Bounce or Stretch the Bands. Works for ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Needs. Silent and Non-Disruptive. • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Akro-Mils 09185 BLUE Plastic Tote Caddy, 14-Inch by 18-Inch by 9-Inch, Blue • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by YoYa Toys - 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
5 Minutes Plastic Sandglass Hourglass Sand Timer - Orange Precise Sand Clock • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Toysmith Liquid Motion Bubbler (Various Colors) • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80

Materials cost

$120.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.65

Total project goal

$191.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.02

3 Donors

-$95.50

Donations toward project cost

-$81.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.32

match offer

-$95.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$81.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.33

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$0.00

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