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Mrs. Gulla-Barber from Rome NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating to Increase Focus and Retention

My students need to have flexible seating in order to the best that they can be. Lacking movement and physical activity in their lives, alternative seating will give them means to move and focus.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are sons, daughters. They are dreamers, they are thinkers. They are our future teachers, engineers, nurses, bankers, artists. They are sometimes frightened, sometimes scared. Most of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch. We are a Title I, inner city school. Many of my students do not have their basic needs met, and are a bit anxious when they come to school.

I strive to make my classroom a very positive, safe, comfortable space, where students feel comfortable taking chances, where they do not feel threatened.

All of my students have a future. I want their futures to start now, in my classroom. I promise my students 6 hours a day to take chances, to take risks, to try new things.

My Project

Flexible seating such as exercise balls and wiggle seats will enable my students to move while learning; hence, will increase focus time. This will lead to increased retention of concepts and strategies. The stability balls will force students to have good posture; therefore, making tasks such as writing and mathematical computation much easier to complete.

Many students today do not get enough physical activity, making it even more difficult to focus while sitting down, and sitting for extended periods of time.

Exercise stability balls will allow students to move while learning, will increase core strength and balance, and will ultimately increase attention span. The wiggle seats will also allow students to move as they sit in their assigned areas.

Mrs. Gulla-Barber
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
75cm Exercise Ball Chair, Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Purple) • 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) (34cm Royal Blue) • 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
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

$104.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.09

Total project goal

$160.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.61

2 Donors

-$142.96

Donations toward project cost

-$136.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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