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Ms. Haysley from Manassas VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidget While We Learn

Help me give my students kick bands for their desks which will help them focus while also giving them an outlet for their fidgets when moving around the room isn't an option.

  • $447 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"...I deserve the education that I get here." Every morning in my classroom we start by reciting a Rita Pierson quote as a mantra. We use this as a reminder in my room to always speak positively about ourselves despite the challenges we may each bring with us.

Many of my students have been impacted by poverty and trauma.

Several of them speak English as a second language. Despite these challenges they come to school every day eager and ready to learn.

My Project

Research has shown that movement is important to keep the brain ready for learning, It can improve focus, retention, and even decrease behavior issues! Research has also shown that trauma, like students have faced, can lead to restlessness and hyperactivity.

My students deserve a safe outlet for their restlessness that won't distract from their learning.

I want to be able to provide this to them through the use of desk kick bands. By allowing them a way to fidget they will be able to focus more and dig into their learning! Desk kick bands give my students the opportunity to move and fidget whenever they need while still interacting with the material we are learning!

Ms. Haysley
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Original Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) - Children love bouncing their feet and feeling the tension to relieve their anxiety, hyperactivity, frustration, or boredom. • Amazon Business $14.99 23 $344.77

Materials cost

$344.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$379.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.05

Total project goal

$446.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$446.99

3 Donors

-$354.54

Donations toward project cost

-$337.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.10

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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