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Mrs. Lawson from Marietta GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need Bouncy Bands for chairs and desks and also Gaiam Balance Ball Chairs.

  • $658 goal

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My Students

Picture if you will, an inclusion classroom of 25 students each with their own set of specific learning needs compounded into a seven hour day with no real outlets to actively learn while moving their bodies. I know when I have to sit through meetings even for just an hour it can be difficult.

My students are 10 and 11 year old children who have a hard time sitting in their seats because they are constantly wiggling.

My students are active and energetic which means they require a lot of movement throughout the day in order to stay focused and engaged for their lessons and activities.

My Project

This year I tried something new. After doing some research and speaking to other teachers, I have allowed my 5th grade students to bring in exercise balls to sit on. Out of 25 students I have 12 students who use the balls on a daily basis. It has helped the students but especially the students who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Sitting on the exercise balls increases focus and concentration and also strengthens the core. Some kids need more movement than others. And for some kids with a sensory processing disorder or ADHD, being in motion allows their brains to be engaged. That's where ball chairs come in. In response to the ball's instability and in order to remain balanced while sitting on one, the body instinctively — and continually — engages core muscle groups. Constant movement is required in order to stay seated on the ball. And that movement, however slight, helps them focus.

After doing some more research, I not only want to utilize exercise balls in my classroom but also bouncy bands for chairs and desk.

Having an outlet for the students, that provides movement without disrupting others is exactly what the students need. Please help our classroom by donating!

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair (Black) • Amazon $79.98 5 $399.90
Bouncy Bands for Chairs • Amazon $14.95 5 $74.75
Bouncy Bands for Desks • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95

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