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Teacher Willis from Jacksonville FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Bounce Into Focus!

My students need to MOVE. Using stability balls, active learning stools, and bouncy bands, I will increase student focus and decrease behavior issues. My students need flexible seating options to help them get their wiggles out.

  • $1,862 goal

This project expired on July 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are... a replica of, ME.

I teach 22 students that I love to life every single day all by myself.

They are my world and in a lot of cases I am theirs. My students wiggle into our classroom every day full of life with a 110% energy ready to go. They are ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day.

I teach at a Title I school in Jacksonville, FL where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. They are growing and learning in the same small, tight knit, school community that inspired me to be a teacher. They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. They are mini inspirations to themselves and others around them, even if they don't know it yet. They are budding ambassadors, world travelers, scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers... They are our future and I want to give them a great start to their long successful career.

My Project

It’s no secret that children need to move. When children cannot move they become distracted or worse. Flexible seating allows children to bounce, wiggle, twist, fidget, roll and kneel to suit their needs. Students learn best when they have some control over their environment. Flexible seating allows children to choose where they work and with whom. Traditional desk can make students territorial or possessive over space and supplies. Many flexible seating options stimulate students sense of touch. This type of stimulation can help children focus and process information. Sensory input is especially helpful for students ADHD, ADD and ASD. Flexible seating will also allow more student control and less teacher control. The benefits of flexible seating far outweigh any negatives. The items that my class need are alertseats, stools, relax and read bean bag chairs and inflatable physio roll balls.

Teacher Willis
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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26 donors26 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ALERTSEAT SMALL/MEDIUM WITH TAN BASE - SPECIFY SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $120.20 4 $480.80
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 12 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME/SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $66.47 4 $265.88
ALERTSEAT SMALL WITH GREEN BASE - SPECIFY SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $106.00 2 $212.00
RELAX-N-READ BEAN BAG CHAIR - SPEICIFY COLOR • School Specialty $39.87 4 $159.48
CHAIR BALL DELUXE W/ARMS BLACK • School Specialty $141.07 1 $141.07
BALL INFLATABLE PHYSIO ROLL 40CM RED • School Specialty $33.15 4 $132.60

Materials cost

$1,391.83

Vendor shipping charges

$139.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,581.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$279.16

Total project goal

$1,861.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,861.05

25 Donors

-$1,293.99

Donations toward project cost

-$1,118.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$175.35

match offer

-$545.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$463.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

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$0.00

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