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Mrs. V. from Pleasanton CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Thinking, Flexible Seating, Flexible Students!

Help me give my students the flexible seating options they need to be successful learners. Being able to move our bodies also helps us to expand our minds. Flexible seating helps us with flexible thinking.

  • $941 goal

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My Students

The students at my elementary school range in age from TK-5th grade. The rigors or curriculum are asking students to attend to instruction for longer periods of time, and do things that may be above their developmental or maturity level. Creating a comfortable space for students to learn share and grow will help them to build the skills and confidence they need to be successful learners.

The counseling office is a place where students come for comfort, support, and guidance.

As the rigors of the school day weigh on their growing minds, the counseling office becomes a sanctuary where they are not required to do or be anything but themselves. Students from: all backgrounds, cultures, academic abilities, physical abilities, skillsets are welcome in my office.

My Project

What if every child had what they needed to access their education? The traditional classroom is set up for student who can sit still and "pay attention." What if sitting still is hard? What if it is not developmentally appropriate? What if being able to choose the seat that worked best for you could help you access curriculum? In the counseling office, students get to learn tools and strategies they need to be successful. In the counseling office, we get to practice using wobble chairs, bouncy bands, thinking putty, mindfulness strategies, and positive self-talk so we can learn how we learn best. Once we unlock the ways we learn best we can apply them in the larger classroom setting. The materials in my office can be loaned to students to use in their classroom so they can find more successes.

For some kids being a flexible thinker is tricky, yet our curriculum assumes that children have the innate ability to cooperate and collaborate with others.

Mindfulness strategies, growth mindset, and coping tools can help our students become more flexible thinkers and better problem solvers. The books selected will help students learn coping skills, calm down strategies, emotional regulation and problem solving skills that will promote success academically and socially.

Mrs. V.
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Majestic Home Goods Gray Aruba Indoor/Outdoor Bean Bag Ottoman Pouf Cube 17" L x 17" W x 17" H • Amazon Business $58.26 2 $116.52
Kids Floor Seats, 6-Pack-16 inch KinderCushion, Comfortable 2 inches thick Circles, Story Time Cushions for school or home, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red Purple Orange • Amazon Business $69.95 1 $69.95
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Bounce Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
ECR4Kids ACE Active Core Engagement Stool for Kids, 15-Inch H - Eggplant • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
ECR4Kids ACE Active Core Engagement Stool for Kids, 15-Inch H, Grey • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Tibetan Singing Bowl Set By YAK THERAPY- Chakras Healing & Meditation Yoga Sound Bowl with Mallet, Silk Cushion, Silk Bag, 4.5" Tibetan Bell, Buddhist Bowl Made in Nepal includes Gift Ebook by Email • Amazon Business $38.83 1 $38.83
MagZen® - Unique Magnetic Zen Garden Zen Box, Tabletop/Desktop Zen Garden Kit for Relaxation, Stress Relief, Creativity and Magnetic Science • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Lava the Original 2158 14.5-Inch Purple Metallic Base Lamp • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management (Gremlin and Thief CBT Workbooks) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty, 3.2 Ounce, Cosmic Milky Way • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Keep Your Eye on the Prize (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake: A Kid's Guide to Accepting Imperfection (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty, 3.2 Ounce, Super Illusions Super Scarab • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Kids: A DBT-Based Skills Workbook to Help Children Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with Others • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Separation Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity (What to Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
What to Do When You Feel Too Shy: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Last to Finish, A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 6) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty, 3.2 Ounce, Hypercolor Sunburst • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Worry Says What? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Not Yet • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Find Your Happy!: A Kid's Self Love Book • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94

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