You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. McDevitt from Henderson NV is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focused Energy Is Fantastic for Learning

Help me give my students a way to stabilize their energy while they learn by letting them have the Gaiam balance ball chairs to help them focus when they are sitting.

  • $564 goal

This project expired on February 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious, energetic, and eager to learn. They are kind to each other and encourage each other to be successful. Because my students have special needs, they especially enjoy hands-on-activities and things where they can move around. One of my first graders favorite activities is jumping for sight words or moving their bodies back and forth on the giant number line on the floor.

My second-graders are constantly in motion as well and definitely appreciate learning activities which involve movement.

They are getting very excited about reading as they become more successful. Their smiles light up the room when they realize that they read a whole page without making any mistakes. My students are amazing and I am blessed that I have the privilege of being their teacher.

My Project

The Gaiam yoga ball chairs will allow my students with special needs to keep their attention focused on the lessons since the chairs enable their bodies to still be moving, albeit in a constructive way. Students that have attention deficit disorder or other attention issues benefit from being able to move or have a sensory stimulus. Reading is one area in particular where lack of focus is very detrimental to the student's achievement. Small, focused-reading groups at the table, increase the skills necessary for my students to be able to read.

These chairs will enable my students to stay on task for the explicit instruction necessary for them to be successful in their goals.

Mrs. McDevitt
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 14 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. McDevitt is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple • Amazon Business $68.46 6 $410.76

Materials cost

$410.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.56

Total project goal

$563.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$563.72

10 Donors

-$369.31

Donations toward project cost

-$317.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.65

match offer

-$190.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$161.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Henderson","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5959195],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NV","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3686460,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/focused-energy-is-fantastic-for-learning/3686460/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":14,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. McDevitt","authorIds":{"5959195":{"owner":"Mrs. McDevitt","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3686460],"proposalHash":"-1159030740","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5959195_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1538957358605","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21294687,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTk2Njg1OA==","NTk2Nzc5NA==","NTk2NjkwOA==","NTk2OTgyNA==","NTk2Njg5OQ==","NTk2OTI2OQ==","NTk2OTc0MA==","NTk2NjgzMQ==","NTk2Njg3NA==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","NTk2ODU3OQ=="],"teacherId":5959195,"schoolCounty":"Clark","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NV","name":"Nevada"}}