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Ms. Pires from San Lorenzo CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Footloose and Fancy-Free Fifth Graders Looking For Fidget-Freeing Seating

My students need flexible seating and the Balance Balls are helpful for those who need a bit of a bounce in all they do. Stand-Up desks work best for students who prefer standing... like their teacher!

  • $456 goal

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My Students

I have an incredible fun-filled, fidgety class, of fifth graders. They are funloving, thoughtful, and compassionate individuals who are learning to become independent scientists, engineers, and techies of the future. At the same time, they are also preparing for continuous testing throughout May and middle school. Their antsiness and anxiousness are escalating.

Working at a Title I school in the Bay Area with most students on free and reduced lunch can be challenging, but we do our best to stay focused, learn, and make do with all we have.

My students have no complaints and are grateful for all I do to help them succeed, but sometimes I can't do it. Extra help is always greatly appreciated and extremely helpful.

My Project

In the last few years, I've been playing with flexible seating arrangements in my classroom. Sitting on the carpet, outside at the lunch benches, and even at the back table for those who need more freedom and choice to better focus. Balance Balls and a Standing Desk would offer that choice and allow students to feel good at the VIP standing desk.

Your donation will help so many students focus on achieving success in the classroom, even during the most challenging times of the day.

The Balance Ball and Standing Desk is also a better choice for those who those with a bit more energy, as well as those who sometimes lack enthusiasm during lessons. With a variety of choices, it would better fit the needs of so many different students and learning styles in my class.

Ms. Pires
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 1201BE Alphabetter Stand-Up Desk with Swinging Footrest Bar, 28" x 20" Standard Top, Black Frame/Beige Top • Amazon Business $223.10 1 $223.10
Exercise Ball for Yoga, Pilates, Therapy, Balance, Stability, Posture Support, Desk Chair and Birthing | Anti Burst, Non Slip Design | Workout Guide + eBook | Multiple Sizes (Red, 65 cm) • Amazon Business $19.97 5 $99.85

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