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Ms. B. from Lake Charles LA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexing Our Brains

Help me give my students various flexible seating to increase their motivation to learn!

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the distinct honor of teaching some very energetic, excited, loving, and creative third graders! I teach at a Title I school here in Louisiana. When I’m in the classroom, my students basically become my “kids.” I always tell them, “If you work hard to behave yourselves and to achieve academically, Ms. B will give you the world!” And to my students, sometimes simply praising them and encouraging them for showing improvement can motivate even the most seemingly disengaged student to become more accountable for his or her own learning.

I've noticed that a lot of my students' reading and math skills are extremely below third grade level, which is usually a result from poor living situations at home.

I am blessed to have such a wonderful mix of so many different kinds of learners! Some are kinesthetic learners, some are auditory learners, others are visual learners, and the list goes on and on! Reaching them and meeting them where they are academically so that they can actually have a chance at succeeding not only in the classroom, but also in life is an internal objective of mine that I tell myself every day before I step foot into my classroom.

I love my students so much because they are genuine, compassionate, lovable, brilliant, diverse, strong, and inspiring! They inspire me to be a better teacher every single day. I am filled with joy when I see them progress in their academic & social learning. I truly am motivated by their learning & their love.

My Project

My class is a very active class. Some of them cannot sit still for more than 5 minutes. Several of my students have trouble focusing, which ultimately has an effect on their academics. Oftentimes, they express great frustration about this, and my heart just breaks. These particular students often struggle to be quiet and to stay seated while I’m teaching, which causes several disturbances throughout the day. I believe that implementing flexible seating with these products would be extremely beneficial for all of my students because they will be able to learn in a nontraditional manner. It will also help those who struggle with focusing during instructional time. Lastly, it will provide my students with motivation to learn every single day. If you choose to donate to our cause, you are GREATLY appreciated and we are so thankful!

Ms. B.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 3 $74.97
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 3 $74.97
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 5 $74.95
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 5 $74.95
Bouncy Bands(r) for Desks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 4 $50.84

Materials cost

$350.68

Vendor shipping charges

$7.63

State sales tax

$30.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.87

Total project goal

$499.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.12

6 Donors

-$455.18

Donations toward project cost

-$424.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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