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Mrs. Batteau from Carbondale IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Focus to Succeed: Movement Helps Students Achieve

Help me give my students ball stools to help them focus in class.

  • $697 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our middle school students are a diverse group of learners, most from very low-income families.

I have several students who suffer from ADHD and other conditions that make it hard for them to sit still and focus on classwork.

They are great kids who want to succeed. However, these students often find that struggles in their personal lives and their inability to focus inhibits their ability to learn.

Anything that will help them focus will help their chances of success at CMS.

My Project

Thank you so much for considering donating to my classroom. Often students with ADD, ADHD, and other diagnoses have excess energy that keeps them off task and makes success in the classroom hard. Bouncing and moving while in their seats can help students expend energy that usually keeps them from doing their work.

Ball stools will help students in my classroom stay engaged in class and help them focus on their work.

My students love ball stools! Your donation will bring a smile to their faces. Any help will go a long way to help these students thrive in the classroom.

Mrs. Batteau
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CANDO BALL STOOL - PLASTIC - MOBILE WITHOUT BACK - ADULT SIZE 20 INCH BALL - SPECIFY BALL COLOR • School Specialty $55.97 9 $503.73
RED (R) - CANDO BALL CHAIR COLOR - FABRICATION ENTERPRISES • School Specialty $0.00 9 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CANDO BALL CHAIR COLOR - FABRICATION ENTERPRISES • School Specialty $0.00 9 $0.00

Materials cost

$503.73

Vendor shipping charges

$50.37

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$591.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.41

Total project goal

$696.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$696.07

6 Donors

-$637.25

Donations toward project cost

-$549.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.09

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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