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Mrs. Mansell from W Melbourne FL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Happy Little Humans

Help me give my students a quiet classroom in which they can work on being their best selves!

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First graders are just the best. I love that the girls are executive alpha girls with no fear of the world and the boys are still sweet enough to hold hands and hug their best friends. My class is a diverse mix of little humans, each with a very specific learning style but all absolutely capable (and adorable) of giving their personal best. At least one third of my students come from low socio-economic households and are on the Free and Reduced lunch program for our county.

My Project

Imagine you are in first grade and you want so badly to do well in school. It is taking every fiber of your being just to remember all the words to that amazing sentence you are writing and, "SCREEEEECCCCHHHHHH!" Someone gets up from their desk (chair out) and pushes their chair back in. You have lost all train of thought, and frankly that was really noisy! You think, "If only my teacher could make this room more calm and not so noisy, then I would be able to be my best!"

A calm room helps students learn and maximizes their ability to give their personal best.

Now, I know that I could use tennis balls to quite the chairs-- and I have. They are notorious for falling off and they get really gross looking after a while. These chair covers would last a really long time (forever?), not fall off, and help provide an enhanced sense of tranquility for my little learners.

Mrs. Mansell
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Quiet Glides with DuraFelt / 20 Count/Alternative to PreCut Tennis Balls/Grey/Snaps On/Reduce Noise/Prevent Scuffs and Scratches/Glides for Chairs, Desks, Tables, Stools Etc. • Amazon Business $24.99 5 $124.95

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