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Ms. Sullivan from Brooklyn NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidgets Equal Focus!

My students need wobble chairs, cushions, bouncy bands and fights to move and fidget and refocus their energy.

  • $624 goal

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My Students

As a middle school teacher in an urban school environment where more than 70% receive free and reduced lunch, and over 30% qualify for special education services, it is often hard to keep students engaged in the content. Our class serves students with a range of disabilities, including ADHD, autism, and emotional disturbance.

In order to focus on learning our students need to move, dance and fidget.

While we encourage this movement, it can be distracting to their peers and the teachers. At times it could also lead to unsafe situations in our classrooms. Our students love to express themselves, we want to help them be successful!

My Project

The materials I am asking for would be highly prized in the 6th grade classroom. In my experience, I have seen bouncy bands work wonders for students working at desks. Students are able to move their feet while typing, writing or reading. Wobble seats give students an opportunity to move while listening. Moving stools are great for student at any age to use! Students can safely rock back and forth to focus their attention on the teacher, and on their work. Hand fidget tools, when used correctly, give students a confident booster when being challenged by writing or reading.

We would love for students to have a safe way to move and sway freely that would be less of a distraction to those around them.

The movement the materials provide help this population of students feel successful. Having a positive work space leads to academic and behavioral growth!

Ms. Sullivan
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 4 $279.96
Bouncy Bands for Elementary School Chair (Blue) • Amazon Business $11.86 10 $118.60
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Blue,size: 13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Frick Frack Fidgets - Fidget Toy for Relaxing Therapy Set of 10 - Relieves Stress and Increase Focus for Adults and Children - Stress Toy Helps with ADHD ADD OCD Autism by ZIO Products • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27

Materials cost

$492.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$530.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.56

Total project goal

$623.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$623.73

9 Donors

-$329.36

Donations toward project cost

-$279.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.40

match offer

-$294.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.15

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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