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Mrs. Byrd from Cedar Park TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Creative and Flexible Thinkers

My students need wobble cushions for flexible learning and more art and STEM center options to expand their creativity.

  • $802 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are the most amazing kids ever! They have such a thirst for knowledge, and hearts that are filled with kindness for the world around them. As students of an IB school, they are so excited to learn about different cultures and where they fit in.

They are motivated, creative, passionate, and filled with compassion and a love for learning.

And, of course, they are wiggly, jiggly, squiggly simply because they are five and six. These students seek to explore and explain, to do their best for themselves and others around them. I truly want to give them the world!

My Project

Thank you for considering my project!

I'm very excited about my first project through Donors Choose in hopes of providing a better classroom environment for my students.

Goal One: To provide my students with wobble cushions to help strengthen their core muscles and to make learning easier. The wobble cushions will be available for everyone to sit on while in their chairs and on the floor, as well as laying on top of them, all while working in the classroom. This gives them the ability to wiggle all about and to be comfortable. You might ask why I would want my already wiggly students to wiggle even more! Many studies have shown a direct correlation between better study skills and the absorption of the core classroom instruction, with the opportunity and ability to move as they learn.

Goal Two: To provide my students with more art and STEM opportunities during center time. Our afternoon centers are free-choice; however, they are lacking in options. I want to give my students a chance to build, create and express themselves in a variety of ways. I've selected Magna-Tiles, Gears Super Set, and Marble Run, all of which are STEM activities that will help the students build and create all while problem-solving how to use the construction materials and working together. They will be able to manipulate different kinds of materials to create mazes, buildings, and other imaginative projects. The fashion/superhero plates chosen will give my students access to more than just paper and crayons/markers. It allows them to think creatively and become designers, which will also blend into their writing projects.

My students are capable of so much, but we are currently lacking the materials needed to allow us to be as creative as we'd like to be.

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Mrs. Byrd
Grades PreK-2

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Blue,size: 13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $15.99 12 $191.88
Bintiva round balance disc purple 33cm • Amazon Business $15.79 12 $189.48
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Set • Amazon Business $32.30 1 $32.30
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes-100 • Amazon Business $9.45 3 $28.35
Action Plates Drawing Playset • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$641.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$681.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.28

Total project goal

$801.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$801.88

15 Donors

-$634.24

Donations toward project cost

-$554.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.14

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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