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Mrs. Chancey from Richmond Hill GA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focused Flexibility

My students need flexible seating options so they may work to the best of their ability; mentally and physically.

  • $836 goal

This project expired on July 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a very active fifth grade classroom. I work hard to ensure that all my students develop and help to foster their growth. They all require differentiated instruction tailored to their own distinctive learning abilities. Research has shown that physical activity is correlated with higher academic performance and improved behavior, I would love to give all my wonderful children the opportunity to thrive. As it is now, my students have no where but the hard floor or school supplied rigid, uncomfortable desk chairs to sit in.

I want to foster a learning environment that is welcoming, comfortable, and make students feel as if they are at home.

Each year I welcome the relationships we create in our room that last well beyond the year they are with me. They make me a better teacher with their questions, interest, and passion.

My Project

Offering changes in positions and movement opportunities throughout the day provides the children with much needed bursts of activity. A multi-sensory approach to learning contributes to better learning outcomes, attention, focus, less restlessness, and improves participation and behavior. By encouraging my students to wiggle, bounce or wobble; I will be providing them with tools to help them succeed. Frequent postural adjustments strength the core abdominal and truck musculature thus, promoting motor control to utilize a pencil, crayons and other classroom tools. Supplying students with a variety of lap desk options will allow them to find a comfortable spot and still be able to meet their learning targets, specifically using technology tools such as laptops. Also giving them access to stability balls will increase blood flow but still provide a stable, alternative place to sit.

Dynamic seating allows you to move and adjust yourself in a non disruptive way, burning off excessive energy and and providing muscles the stimuli they desire.

As with any activity, movement increases blood flow to the brain, resulting in increased brain function; allowing improved focus and better knowledge retention.

Mrs. Chancey
Grades 3-5

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LUCID 4 Inch Folding Mattress - Queen Size • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Sand • Amazon Business $25.00 5 $125.00
Lap desk (Mint) • Amazon Business $22.99 5 $114.95
Honey-Can-Do TBL-03540 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Mint, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $22.67 5 $113.35
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $18.79 5 $93.95
Bedrest Reading and TV Pillow With Arm Rests - Shredded Memory Foam Cushion for Pregnant Women - Lumbar, Coccyx Lower Back, Neck and Head Support - By ComfySure • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$627.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$709.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$125.28

Total project goal

$835.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$835.20

4 Donors

-$835.20

Donations toward project cost

-$709.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$125.28

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$0.00

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