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Ms. DesRoches from Frederick MD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm And Learn On!

My students need fidgets, stools, fidgety-feet chair bands, wobble cushions and mindfulness and calming games to help them destress, stay calm and focus on learning in a safe environment.

  • $623 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege to work in a Title One school with amazing students everyday. They are all so strong and resilient. So many of them have experienced so much hardship in their young lives, yet they come to school ready to learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally.

Our school is in an urban neighborhood.

All of my students receive free breakfast and ninety percent get a free or reduced cost lunch. All of my students greatly rely on both the school and myself to provide them with not only the materials they need to learn at school, but also many things they need survive at home such as food and clothing.

Together we have formed a tight community that deeply cares for each other. We help each other become mathematicians, scientists, authors and super star readers. We also come together to help us all grow into responsible and caring human-beings.

My Project

My students are amazing, little human beings! They deal with a lot of stress at home as they live in an urban community that is not very affluent. They struggle with stress management and using calm-down strategies. It is hard enough to learn how to multiply fractions or write essays, but it is even harder when they walk in the door with a lot of baggage.

I want to further create a calm and safe environment in my classroom.

Tools like the fidgety-feet chair bands or the wobble cushions will help students to destress and focus. The privacy desk boards will help my students feel safe and given a sense of privacy. The mindfulness and calming tools and games will help them learn how to handle stressful situations both in school and at home.

Ms. DesRoches
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT-1100-SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $33.52 3 $100.56
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 6 $89.94
Mpow Kids Safety Ear Muffs, NRR 25dB Professional Noise Reduction Shooter Hearing Protection, Ear Defenders for Shooting Range Hunting for Children, Infants, Small Adults, Women (Blue) • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
Flipside Products 60045 12" x 48" Study Carrel, Color Assortment (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Fluorescent Light Cover (4 pack; tranquil blue). Improving Focus, Softening Light Filter, Eliminate Harsh Glare, Improving Focus for Classroom, Office, Kids Bedrooms, or Hospital Room • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
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
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Cards for Calm: A game of mindfulness to combat anxiety and negative thinking • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
FREDDY'S FIDGET TOYS for Sensory Kids and Adults (pack of 10) Best Classroom Fidgets for School - Marble Fidget Toy Relieves Stress and Increase Focus - Sensory Toys for Autistic Children OCD ADHD ADD • Amazon Business $9.00 2 $18.00
Mindfulness Matters: The game that uses mindfulness skills to improve coping in everyday life • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$464.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$529.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.38

Total project goal

$622.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$622.56

3 Donors

-$572.56

Donations toward project cost

-$486.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.88

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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