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Ms. K. from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Little Ones Focus While They Learn!

My students need sensory seat cushions and balance balls seats to improve focus and change up the seating throughout a long day in full day kindergarten!

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative, meaningful and hands-on learning experiences.

My students are eager to learn new things and I am eager to teach them in new ways!

There are so many concepts that we learn in kindergarten from letters and numbers, to how to treat one another and what school is all about.

My Project

Studies show that using a balance ball helps promote focus. My kindergarten students will use them during small group time. I have a table where students sit in groups of 5-6 to work on specific skills that they are struggling with and need to master. Often students are reluctant to do this because the tasks are challenging. It would be such an incentive for them to be able to sit on the balance balls while they work. The textured seat cushions are often needed for my students with ADHD or just fidgety friends! When available, these are provided by our Special Education department but often it takes time to get them into my room and in years past, there were none to use. I would love to have these readily available for those students that need them!

Ms. K.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 7 $139.93
WC218 - Automatic Ball Inflator • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97

Materials cost

$304.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.90

Total project goal

$399.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.34

1 Donor

-$399.34

Donations toward project cost

-$339.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.90

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$0.00

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