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Mrs. Halsey from Milwaukee WI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Having A Ball While Learning

My students need 8 ball chairs.

  • $537 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Imagine the best seating solution for students that need to move, but still need to stay in their seats. I teach in a self-contained autistic classroom for students’ ages 6-12 years old in an urban school district with minimal funding for special equipment.

Autism is a growing disorder that affects 1 in 150 children. Many of my students experience unpleasant and distracting sensory experiences. They seek activities that involve motion or self-stimulation, such as bouncing on a ball. The outcome of these activities can be better focus, improved behavior, and lowered anxiety.

I am asking for eight ball chairs. These chairs are great for improving balance, posture, visual skills, eye-hand coordination, vestibular response, and gross motor skills. They also provide sensory input including vestibular, tactile, visual, and proprioceptive feedback.

You will make it possible for my students to improve in many areas and promote their ability to learn. It is with your help that they will reach their highest potential in an environment that meets their special needs.

Mrs. Halsey
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ball Chair with Six Legs 75cm (29-1/2") • Abilitations, Inc. $46.99 8 $375.92

Materials cost

$375.92

Vendor shipping charges

$37.59

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$440.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.59

Total project goal

$536.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.59

1 Donor

-$517.65

Donations toward project cost

-$440.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.94

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$0.00

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