You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Ta from Orlando FL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Increasing Brain Connections, Reading, and Social Skills Through Bal-a-Vis-X

Help me give my students bean bags and racquetballs to use as we learn Bal-A-Vis-X to improve left-right brain connections, balance, auditory skills, hand-eye coordination, rhythm, cooperation, and self-esteem.

  • $265 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I have 18 young learners who begin the year unable to do many things independently, but are reading and writing, as well as adding and subtracting by year’s end. Gaining and keeping students’ attention and focus requires a steady diet of quick-paced, high-interest lessons. They want to learn just like everyone else, but often can become unfocused in a given time.

My students are enthusiastic, energetic, and creative thinkers and each student brings a totally unique perspective that enriches our classroom in a different way.

When they walk into the classroom, their learning journey begins. Kindergarten is the place where foundational skills are learned and the creation of a lifelong learner takes place.

My Project

Have you heard of Bal-A-Vis-X? If you were like me, this is a new concept. One of my student’s parent sent me a video from an Oklahoma school that is using this program, and I was intrigued. Bal-A-Vis-X is a program that combines Balance, Auditory, Vision and eXercise to increase left-right brain connections.

It builds student self-esteem, eye-hand coordination, left-right brain connections, rhythm, and social skills.

Schools implementing this program have seen increased Reading scores as the left-right brain connections are made. They are also seeing improved behaviors as students work together as a team. These are two of the biggest benefits, but I'm also looking forward to students finding success and building their self-esteem! Students must learn how to focus on the task at hand, which will carry over to their studies. They also learn eye-hand coordination, which will assist them in writing, typing, cutting, and more!

I would like to be able to incorporate this into my classroom and provide my students with opportunities to refocus their minds with quick brain breaks throughout the day using Bal-A-Vis-X. Help me to maximize the potential of a student’s brain!

Mrs. Ta
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Ta is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Viva Sol Replacement Bean Bags • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 7 $139.93
Wilson Blue Bullet Racquetballs • Nasco $5.95 8 $47.60

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Orlando","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2766704],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4775975,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":18,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Ta","authorIds":{"2766704":{"owner":"Mrs. Ta","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4775975],"proposalHash":"-1545002635","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",3024,x510,y0&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1580939051399","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20535891,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":2766704,"schoolCounty":"Orange","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}