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Mrs. O'Connor from Nashua NH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Exceptional Special Education Students!

Help me give my students the opportunity for movement breaks, real life learning and the ability to be more focused in class with ball chairs.

  • $1,765 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I love that my students are unique with a specific set of needs. Our school is a small, public alternative behavioral school. Our students have not been successful in the traditional school setting.

At our school, students are all identified Special Education and their needs include a small, highly structured environment in which staff are trained to deal with challenging behaviors.

I love that the students at our school benefit from a cohesive school program that addresses behaviors and academics.

My Project

Our students require a small, structured environment in order to be successful. At this time, our school is in an office building, which does not include the flexible seating and fidget toys our students need. I have requested these items for our kids, as our students are diagnosed Emotionally Disturbed, Other Health Impaired and Learning Disabled. They require frequent movement breaks, which is why the alternative seating is so important for them. It allows for their movement break to happen within the classroom so they don't lose out on learning.

In addition to movement breaks, our students often require "fidget toys" in order to focus and process.

Many of our students would benefit from the use of fidget toys while processing behaviors with our guidance counselors.

Last, I have requested the Breakout EDU box because I think it is an amazing tool to use with the at-risk learners we have at our behavioral school. The breakout box can be used across all content areas to engage our students.

Mrs. O'Connor
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple • Amazon Business $45.99 7 $321.93
Kore Patented ADJUSTABLE height , Active Sitting for Children, Kids, Teens: Better than a Balance Ball, Works with a standing desk, Adjusts from 15.5 to 21.5 inches, in Blue • Amazon Business $104.98 3 $314.94
Breakout EDU Kit & Platform Access • AKJ Education $150.00 1 $150.00
Giant Timber - Jumbo Size Genuine Hardwood Game - Ideal for Outdoors - Perfect for Adults & Kids 8Yrs+ - 60 XL Pcs 7.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 Inches - Over 5 Feet Big • Amazon Business $79.95 1 $79.95
Team Shackles Team Activity • Amazon Business $69.95 1 $69.95
Let Go My Ego Team Building Activity • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Kick Bands Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress • Amazon Business $23.56 2 $47.12
GoSports Premium Ladder Toss Outdoor Game Set with 6 Bolo Balls, Travel Carrying Case and Score Trackers • Amazon Business $44.76 1 $44.76
UGREEN VGA Splitter 1 in 2 Out Monitor Y Cable One Male to Two Female VGA SVGA Port with 1M Cable Support 1080P 60Hz for Laptop PC to Monitor Projector Two Display Screen - NOT Support Extended Mode • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Challenging Children in the Classroom • Amazon Business $14.72 2 $29.44
3 Pack of Putty Stress Relief Toys - 1.7 Ounce x 3 Fidget Putty for Kids - 1 Color Changing, 1 Glow in the Dark, & 1 1 UV Sensitive Crazy Value Pack - excellent sensory toys, therapy putty! • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
TableTopics Original - 10th Anniversary Edition: Questions to Start Great Conversations • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Chill Skills In a Jar®: Anger Management Tips for Teens • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Good Vibes Coloring Book (Coloring is Fun) (Design Originals): 30 Beginner-Friendly Relaxing & Creative Art Activities on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper that Resists Bleed Through • Amazon Business $7.79 2 $15.58
Cards for Calm: A Therapy Tool to Combat Anxiety and Negative Thinking • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Bouncy Bands The Original Student Sensory Tool for Middle & High School Chairs - Kids Love Bouncing Their feet to Relieve Their Anxiety, hyperactivity, Frustration, or Boredom. • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Scattergories Game • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Springbok Puzzles - Pencil Pushers - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - Large 18 Inches by 23.5 Inches Puzzle - Made in USA - Unique Cut Interlocking Pieces • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Vital Toys Stress Relief Balls-Sensory Toys for Autistic Children-Stress Balls for Kids & Adults-Ideal Fidgets for Classroom-Squeeze Balls for Stress-3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Springbok Puzzles - Sweet Tooth - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - Large 23.5 Inches by 18 Inches Puzzle - Made in USA - Unique Cut Interlocking Pieces • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Adult Coloring Books Good vibes: Dont give up : Motivate your life with Brilliant designs and great (Volume 16) • Amazon Business $6.36 2 $12.72
BeYumi Marble Fidget Toys (20 PCS) - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and Those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Teen Talk in a Jar • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$1,448.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,499.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$264.70

Total project goal

$1,764.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,764.66

1 Donor

-$808.48

Donations toward project cost

-$805.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

match offer

-$817.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$694.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$122.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$139.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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