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Mrs. Castro from Mission TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexibility in the Traditional Classroom

Help me give my students the opportunity to try flexible seating with these chair bands and balance balls in order to feel empowered and confident in their surroundings when learning new things.

  • $253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have special needs and have difficulties grasping the content in an ordinary way. At the same time, they come from low-income/high poverty families, but they are eager to learn and attend school everyday. Our school is limited in funding and we lack resources for our special needs student population. As an educator, I am determined to find different ways to serve their needs.

My students are determined to overcome their learning barrier and I am determined to help them succeed and prepare them for the future.

My Project

These chair band and balance balls will help my students stay focused during long hours of instruction in a reading classroom. My students will surely take advantage of this new initiative to help them feel comfortable while promoting physical health and commitment to learning.

Flexible seating will also help my students feel empowered by gaining some degree of choice and control over their learning environment.

During my class, my students often participate in different types of activities like collaboration and hands-on activities as well as moving around and accomplishing tasks. Having the requested ball chairs and resistance bands in my classroom will make it easier to accomplish these goals with a higher degree of quality.

Mrs. Castro
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WALIKI TOYS Adult Size Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School and office, Pump Included, 30"/75CM, Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
Kick Bands Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
WALIKI Toys Adult Size Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair with Stability Legs for School and Office, Pump Included, 30"/75CM, Gray) • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97

Materials cost

$181.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$214.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.88

Total project goal

$252.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$252.52

6 Donors

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$81.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.50

match offer

-$156.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$133.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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