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Mrs. DeLisle from North Andover MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Have a Seat and Stay a While!

My students need different seating options in the classroom. We are asking for different size options in balls as we have students that are varying in size. The Luxfit ball chair with backs are needed!

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This program is a self contained life skills program for middle school students. We work on curriculum frameworks at a life skills level. The students in the program have a variety of cognitive impairments that do not allow them to work at grade level. You will not meet a harder working, sweet and amazing group of young adults anywhere..I promise!

The children in this program work hard, not just on academics but on all skills that they will need to function in life- social skills, life skills, job skills, and communication skills.

The smallest task for you may be one of the hardest for them. Yet, no matter how hard a task, or how many times we do it, the children always have a smile on their face and keep at it until they meet with success.

My Project

We are looking to change our seating options for our students to different alternative seating. This year we had two yoga balls in the classroom and the students used them at their tables. We noticed that the children were being more attentive and working for longer periods of time with the new seating. Alternative seating falls under a kinesthetic learning style, where students absorb and retain information through full body movements and other physical activities rather then passive activities like sitting and listening.

Each student learns in their own way and in turn shouldn't be confined to the same hard chair and desk for their academic career.

Other towns and communities have under taken transforming classrooms with "movement stations" and have seen great success. We would love to be able to eventually move to all different types of seating in the classroom (standing desks, rocking chairs, bean bags, etc).

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This project will reach 9 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ball Chair, LuxFit Premium Fitness Exercise Ball Chairs For Home And Office 2 Year Warranty! With 2000lbs Static Strength Ball Great Office Desk Chair, and Stability Ball Chair (Green) • Amazon Business $79.95 2 $159.90
Trideer 65cm Ball Chair Flexible Seating Exercise Ball with Stability Ring & Pump, Great for Improving Balance & Core Strength (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Black), 75cm) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Trideer Ball Chair 65cm&75cm Flexible Seating Exercise Ball with Stability Ring & Pump, Great for Improving Balance & Core Strength (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Turkis), 75cm) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Exercise Ball, Ball Chair 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Resistance Bands & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Ball with Ring (Green), 65cm) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Trideer 65cm Ball Chair Flexible Seating Exercise Yoga Balancing Ball with Stability Ring & Pump (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Purple), 65cm) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$299.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.00

Total project goal

$393.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.36

2 Donors

-$310.00

Donations toward project cost

-$263.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.50

match offer

-$83.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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