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Ms. Covell from Riverview FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating For Focused Communication

My students need flexible seating options including Kore Patented WOBBLE Chairs and Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Balls.

  • $375 goal

This project expired on August 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an elementary, school-based, speech-language pathologist, I work with students in several Exceptional Student Education preschool classes. The students in these classes are diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome, Speech and Language Delays, Intellectual Disabilities, and Developmental Delays. Many of my students are nonverbal or minimally verbal and use technology, manual communication boards, and pictures to make their wants and needs known.

My students inspire me every single day with how hard they work to achieve something most people take for granted, communication at even the most basic level.

My Project

Research shows that children need to move! Keeping students active keeps their minds more alert and focused. My state added an additional 30 minutes per day of "recess" because of this. Many teachers have tried adding additional "movement" resources in the classroom. I have seen the difference it has made by giving students the power to choose what seating option works best for them. I believe offering these same choices in my therapy room will allow my students to take ownership of their speech and language therapy. Many of my students demonstrate difficulty maintaining attention to a task even for a 30 minute therapy session. We often have to take "brain breaks" (i.e. sit-ups, yoga stretches, etc.) in order to complete a therapy session.

Removing the obstacle of the need for physical movement will allow my students to focus and attend to therapy, thereby allowing for quicker improvements with their communication skills.

I believe that by modifying my students' learning environment using flexible seating, I will be able to provide better and more targeted speech and language therapy. By donating to my project, you will help to improve and increase student's attention and focus, allowing them to maximize their communication potential.

Ms. Covell
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and, Ocean • Amazon Business $79.98 1 $79.98
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! - Green - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $64.95 1 $64.95
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 $64.95 1 $64.95
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 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$283.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$318.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.13

Total project goal

$374.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$374.21

5 Donors

-$187.10

Donations toward project cost

-$159.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.06

match offer

-$187.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$159.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.07

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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