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Mrs. Cook from Wichita KS is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I'm Fidgety and I know It!

My students need chair bands because they have super fidgety feet. Using these bands has really helped with focusing attention and keeping students in their seats longer.

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students receive special education services for various reasons; autism, intellectual delays, severe ADHD, emotional dysregulation/mental illness, etc. It is my goal to keep these students in the general education population of students as long as possible. The alternative is they will move to a categorical setting where they are more isolated from the general population. My kids are in my classroom throughout the day; sometimes to take a break in a smaller, quieter environment, sometimes to work on specific skill deficits. This effort has paid off. I have a student who barely spoke last year, and could have been moved into a categorical autism setting this year, just recently said to a peer, "hey girl, what's up!" My kids are funny, creative, imaginative and AMAZING people!

My Project

Do you remember when you were in school, feeling bored, not wanting to pay attention, and to provide yourself with entertainment or keep yourself awake, you attempted to kick the seat in front of you?

With all of the environmental stimulants our students today encounter, our students are in constant need of sensory input especially when their little bodies are required to sit still for sometimes up to 60 minutes.

Chair bands are a giant rubber band that fits around the front legs of the chair. Students can use these to rest their feet and hold their legs still; they can bounce their legs on them, they can even play a rubber band tune. They have been a lifesaver in keeping my little ones seated to complete a lesson.

The only downside is they take a beating and do not last forever. It is time to replace them in my classroom. Your donation would be a great help.

Mrs. Cook
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FitBALL Seating Wedge • Amazon Business $26.98 2 $53.96
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97

Materials cost

$109.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.35

Total project goal

$175.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.65

2 Donors

-$92.82

Donations toward project cost

-$78.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.92

match offer

-$82.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.42

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$0.00

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