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Mrs. Staat from Green Bay WI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible and Positive

My students need exercise ball chairs and mindfulness games and activities.

  • $413 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a dual-language bilingual fourth grade teacher, I have a combined class of Spanish native speakers and English native speakers. My students study reading, writing, math, science, and social studies in both Spanish and English.

My students come to school to receive a high quality education.

However, they face many roadblocks. The majority of my students come from low income households in which they struggle to have their basic needs met on a daily basis. This can cause an immense amount of stress on them, making it hard for them to cope with school situations and being ready to learn. I am hopeful of boosting their ability to overcome these challenges by providing movement activities, community building activities, flexible seating options and by creating a safe environment to learn.

My Project

My students struggle to focus during instructional and independent work times. With the two exercise ball chairs, it will help to provide more options for students to stay focused during these important learning times.

My students will thrive with mindfulness activities.

Since the beginning of the school year, we have been focusing on mindfulness and yoga activities. With the cold weather, students have been having indoor recess. This causes the students to struggle even more during independent and instructional time due to extra "wiggles." To help them let out this extra energy, we are looking for new mindfulness games and activities to help us focus more on our learning and be successful.

Mrs. Staat
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Classic Yoga Ball Chair with 52cm Stability Ball, Pump & Exercise Guide for Home or Office, Blue • Amazon Business $63.98 2 $127.96
Better Me - Game of Growth: Self Improvement w/ Family & Friends, Relationships & Positive Thinking • Amazon Business $54.95 1 $54.95
Totem - The Feel Good Game - A Truly Unique, Fun and Only Positive Self-Discovery Game • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Describe • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Cards for Calm: A game of mindfulness to combat anxiety and negative thinking • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Mindfulness Matters: The game that uses mindfulness skills to improve coping in everyday life • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Mindfulness & Yoga Skills for Children and Adolescents: 115 Activities for Trauma, Self-Regulation, Special Needs & Anxiety • Amazon Business $16.63 1 $16.63
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Mindfulness for Kids: A Guide to Raising Calm, Focused and Curious Children (stress, hyperactivity, adhd, anxious, coping, help, kids) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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