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Ms. Del Fiacco from Elgin IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Keep Movin' and Wigglin'

My students need alternate seating and fidget toys to stay focused during all lessons.

  • $203 goal

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My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Some students come from a single family home, broken home, and even come to school despite being homeless. 95% of my school receives free or reduced breakfast and lunch. Each one of my students is unique in their own way. They have so many strengths but also demonstrate a great need for individualized supports that are written into their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Despite the hardships that my students face on the daily, they come to school with a smile on their faces.

They are each eager to learn and ready to try their best! I really could not ask for a better group!

My Project

These materials will truly help my students. All of my students receive special education services and most are diagnosed with ADHD. You can only imagine what my classroom looks like. The wiggle seat and exercise balls will allow students to continuously move during a lesson, but also focus on what is occurring during the lesson and in the classroom. They can wiggle and write at the same time!

In a Title 1 school, limited resources impact all students but especially those with higher needs.

The small fidgets listed allow students to be included and participate in the general education classroom, without becoming a distraction to those around them. The materials will benefit the needs of my students. Both the wiggle seat and the exercise balls allow the students to continuously move around and let out energy without becoming a distraction. The more energy that my students let out, the less likely they are to become a behavior issue.

The seats will be used in my special education classroom so that students can wiggle and still do work. Wiggling while working helps the students stay on task which is especially hard for my students diagnosed with ADHD. The small fidgets will be used in both the special education classroom and general education classroom. These small fidgets allow the special education students to be included in the general education classroom. Again, the fidgets allow students to continuously move therefore stay on task and progress academically. Thank you for considering this project. It is very appreciated!

Ms. Del Fiacco
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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
Regency 1640BE Glow 17" Stool, Blue • Amazon Business $77.36 1 $77.36
Exercise Ball - Professional Grade Anti-Burst Yoga Fitness, Balance Ball for Pilates, Yoga, Stability Training and Physical Therapy (Black, 55 cm) • Amazon Business $20.95 2 $41.90
Fidget Toys (Pack of 20, 10 colors) by Austor - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus for Adults and Children, Sensory Marble and Mesh Fidgets Help with ADHD ADD OCD Autism • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$139.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$171.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.34

Total project goal

$202.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.28

3 Donors

-$171.99

Donations toward project cost

-$150.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.30

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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