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Mrs. Myers from Sand Springs OK is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinesthetic Classroom

My students need 5 HOKKI stools. They are perfect furniture solution for busy students in a classroom. The ergonomic stool lets students keep moving, while sitting still.

  • $474 goal

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My Students

"Sitting still is overrated. It makes sense for the opera or for meditating, but in most classrooms and, it's given far more honor than it deserves. Children need to move." ~Tom Hunter, National Association for the Education of Young Children.

My students are 5th graders.

A typical school day guarantees an outdoor recess for 20 minutes. However, our schedule and budgeting only allow for P.E. every 3rd day. By providing a kinesthetic classroom, my students have the opportunity to learn while moving. Studies have shown that brain activity is much more significant after 20 minutes of physical activity.

My Project

These stools will be used everyday, all day in my classroom. Since the stools will be a part of the furniture in my classroom, the lessons stems from their usage. Sometimes the biggest changes start by taking the smallest steps. I plan on pointing that out to students to help them recognize this is a way to become healthier and more active. Sensory input is a huge benefit to students who feel the need to fidget. The stools would allow for movement without being a distraction to other students during the learning process. Students from 2 other classes rotate to me for Social Studies so they will benefit, as well. Action based learning is a research based strategy for higher retention rates. Not to mention, the decrease in discipline problems and the general mood of my classroom is a happy one!

My favorite memories of school are the ones where I was seen as a productive member of my classroom whose opinion mattered and was valued.

On that note, I remember having P.E. each day and a 30 minutes recess. I want to provide my students with this same experience. In today's society, it seems there are less opportunities for students to actively engage in physical activity. By offering a kinesthetic classroom, my students can be productive members of our classroom community.

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Mrs. Myers
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 57 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teen Kore Wobble Chair 18.7" - Black • Kaplan Early Learning Company $67.99 5 $339.95

Materials cost

$339.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$402.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.08

Total project goal

$473.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.84

5 Donors

-$234.47

Donations toward project cost

-$201.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.09

match offer

-$236.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$201.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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