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Ms. Best from Grand Prairie TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Floored At What We Can Accomplish On A Mat

My students need the mats to prevent injuries, and to allow a safe place to lay down. The ball chair provides an alternative to allow for restlessness and fidgeting when working.

  • $1,138 goal

This project expired on December 20, 2018.

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My Students

Our students are faced with many obstacles and often need extra time to develop skills that are many times taken for granted. We are a transition classroom that serves Special Education students 18+. We are a transition classroom that teaches daily living skills.

My students come from low socio-economically disadvantaged families.

Despite their disabilities, and family status they long to be accepted and loved. They have a desire to please, and want the ability to make decisions as most of us do.

They are special because they continue a happy spirit despite any adversity that crosses their path. They desire to be independent by learning how to take care of their personal hygiene, learning functional communication, simple cooking, dressing, social skills, as well as community rules.

My Project

These materials will make a difference in our students learning by providing a place that is not only safe from injuries, but provides a small and safe comfort for a cool down.

The mats would allow for many things.

Personal hygiene can be managed with almost no risk. Cool down can be given without fear of self injurious behavior, and with little concern about the breakdown of materials and the hazards that might present. They can also serve as a safe space for those that might not sleep during regular hours due to various disabilities and family dynamics.

The ball chair would provide an outlet for work to be accomplished at a table with the acceptance of fidgeting and movement.

Ms. Best
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAT FOAM QUICK SHIP V2 5X10 BLUE/YELLOW 1' PANEL • School Specialty $340.79 2 $681.58
CHAIR ADJUSTABLE FIT/BALL CHAIR BLACK • School Specialty $158.68 1 $158.68

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