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Mrs. Schaefer from Dupo IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Student Interest

My students need equipment in the classroom to help them focus on the lesson while conquering their disabilities.

  • $337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have a variety of disabilities and bring unique challenges to the classroom. Sometimes getting through one tiny piece of a lesson is a huge breakthrough. They have come a long way since the beginning of school and I would like to keep that momentum going.

They come from unstable, low socioeconomic backgrounds, get their only meals at school, but still manage to bring a positive attitude to class.

I want to ensure the safest, most inspirational learning environment for them while they are here.

My Project

The classroom is where students interact the most throughout their day.

With electronics becoming more a part of everyday life, it is essential to encourage positive social interaction between individuals at school.

I will use the electricity equipment and magnets requested to create more interesting Science lessons. This way Science will come alive instead of being captured in a book.

Capturing student interest is essential for the information to be retained. I am trying to create a classroom that encourages students to explore their world and provides them the opportunity to do so with excitement.

These materials will help create a fun, positive, student-need oriented classroom. The exercise balls will be used as seating for the students with ADHD who feel the need to wiggle and move during instruction. I have a trampoline that I will put the protective pad on and use as a reward for remaining on task during lessons. Providing them an outlet for their energy actually increases their ability to focus during instruction. The students will know their needs are understood and met in this classroom which will make them comfortable and eager to learn.

Mrs. Schaefer
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 9 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALL INFLATABLE ULTIMAX PUSHBALL 85CM BLUE • School Specialty $98.19 1 $98.19
STUDENT ELECTRICITY ASSORTMENT • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
Upper Bounce 3'4'' Round Safety Trampoline Pad • Quill.com $26.98 1 $26.98
BALL - GYMNIC CLASSIC PLUS 65 BRQ - BLUE • School Specialty $26.48 1 $26.48
BALL POLY PG 13'' • School Specialty $12.70 2 $25.40
BALL RUB-R-STRING 9CM MULTICOLOR • School Specialty $3.33 4 $13.32
MAGNETS BAR UNMARKED PKG/10 • School Specialty $4.04 1 $4.04

Materials cost

$232.25

Vendor shipping charges

$20.53

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.52

Total project goal

$336.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$336.78

5 Donors

-$181.88

Donations toward project cost

-$171.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.11

match offer

-$134.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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