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Mrs. Moran from Jamaica Plain MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating and Fidget Tools to Reach All Learners!

My students need flexible seating like balance balls, stools, Big Joe bean bag chairs, and Surf lap desks. They also need fidget tools like bands and balls to help them focus during the school day.

  • $588 goal

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My Students

My students come from all walks of life. They look to school as a safe and comfortable place to learn and grow as individuals. My goal for each student is to be a positive member of our society. I want them to be confident and ready to take on the world.

Each year, the 5th grade students in my class are perseverant and dedicate themselves to learning as much as they can.

By the end of the year I am always sad to see them go, but proud of all they have accomplished! My hardworking students deserve a chance to be just as successful as students in districts with ample resources provided in all classrooms!

My Project

At our school we have found that using the Universal Design for Learning when planning lessons has the best impact on successful student learning. One of the principles of UDL focuses on student engagement.

The flexible seating options and fidget tools will greatly help my students engage in each lesson.

Introducing chair bands, balance balls, stools, and portable lap desks will allow students more comfortable seating options. Allowing students to choose appropriate fidget tools that help them focus, such as stress balls and stretchy toys will increase student driven engagement in lessons. Students will also be encouraged to play a more active role in their education by making goals for themselves and choosing appropriate tools to help them achieve those goals. I know these additional tools will help my students be more self aware and successful in the classroom!

Mrs. Moran
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $31.19 5 $155.95
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $51.01 2 $102.02
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $35.86 2 $71.72
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids: (and the rest of your class, too!) • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
DNA Stress Ball by VITAL TOYS- 3 Pack- Stress Balls for Kids Anxiety- Sensory Toys for Autistic Children- Stress Relief Fidgets for Classroom, Travel & More- Squeeze Ball for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Enthur Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys Build Resistance Squeeze Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms 12 Pack (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$462.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.07

Total project goal

$587.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$587.12

9 Donors

-$419.52

Donations toward project cost

-$360.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.25

match offer

-$163.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$138.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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