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Mrs. Staat from Green Bay WI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focused on Mindfulness

My students need an exercise ball chair, stability discs, and yoga and mindfulness materials.

  • $200 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a dual-language bilingual fourth grade teacher, I have a combined class of Spanish native speakers and English native speakers. My students study reading, writing, math, science, and social studies in both Spanish and English.

My students come to school to receive a high quality education.

However, they face many roadblocks. The majority of my students come from low income households in which they struggle to have their basic needs met on a daily basis. This can cause an immense amount of stress on them, making it hard for them to cope with school situations and being ready to learn. I am hopeful of boosting their ability to overcome these challenges by providing movement activities, community building activities, flexible seating options and by creating a safe environment to learn.

My Project

At the beginning of the school year, we started incorporating yoga and mindfulness exercises into our day. The impact in the students' ability to focus has been amazing!

To foster this development, we need more yoga and mindfulness activities and flexible seating options, which this project will help support.

The exercise ball chair and stability discs will help wiggly students to stay focused on learning during independent and instructional times. The yoga and mindfulness activity cards will help students to learn life long strategies to focused, stay healthy and to cope with difficult emotions they may encounter. When students learn these strategies, they are able to more positively interact with their peers. This supports a welcoming and loving classroom environment for all students. In addition to this, they are able to carry these skills with them the rest of their lives.

Mrs. Staat
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Classic Yoga Ball Chair with 52cm Stability Ball, Pump & Exercise Guide for Home or Office, Blue • Amazon Business $53.68 1 $53.68
Yes4All Exercise Balance Disc / Stability Disc with Hand Pump – Air Stability Wobble Cushion (Blue, 13 inch) • Amazon Business $6.29 3 $18.87
Mindfulness on the Go: Includes 52 cards and a 64-page illustrated book, all in a flip-top box with an easel to display your mindfulness cards • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
Yoga Dice: 7 Wooden Dice, Thousands of Possible Combinations! • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
My Calm Place: Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation Strategies for Children • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
100 Yoga Activities for Children: Easy-to-Follow Poses and Meditation for the Whole Family • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71

Materials cost

$137.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$169.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.99

Total project goal

$199.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$199.96

1 Donor

-$99.97

Donations toward project cost

-$84.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.99

match offer

-$99.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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