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Mrs. Cochran from Queen Creek AZ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinesthetic & Collaborative Classroom

Help me give my students adjustable dry-erase tables and flexible active seating that will increase collaboration and movement in our class.

  • $1,849 goal

This project expired on January 11, 2020.

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My Students

My students are kind, creative, and full of energy! They love hands-on and engaging activities and experiments that allow them to collaborate to find their solutions! They come to school ready to reach outside of their comfort zone in order to grow both personally and academically.

Many students in my classroom participate in a variety of physical activities outside of school.

This allows them to build relationships with other peers in our community and develop leadership skills outside of the classroom while keeping them active and healthy. My goal is to bring the focus of active options and healthy activities into our science classroom.

Each child in my classroom loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly. We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, alternative seating, and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met. However, I would like to increase our focus on meeting their needs to be more physically active while they are in the classroom setting.

My Project

The items that I have selected will help my students by giving ALL of them alternative and active seating options, which in turn will increase their focus and learning. The dry-erase tables will allow for an increase in collaboration among my students, as well as less paper being wasted. The balance boards, large yoga balls, and ellipitcals will allow for quiet and active movement for students who need it. The lights will be used to bring in a calming effect during assessments or when students need to decompress after highly active task.

I have seen how choice and active seating can positively affect my students focus and behavior and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Mrs. Cochran
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 137 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Dry-Erase 30 x 48 Inch Rectangular School Activity Kids Table, Ball Glide Legs, Adjustable Height 19-30 Inch, Black • Amazon Business $159.88 3 $479.64
Safco 4750BU Polyester Mesh Zenergy Ball Chair, Blue • Amazon Business $135.04 2 $270.08
AmazonBasics Dry-Erase 24 x 48 Inch Rectangular School Activity Kids Table, Ball Glide Legs, Adjustable Height 19-30 Inch, Black • Amazon Business $97.74 2 $195.48
20" K'Motion Stool - Black • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.95 2 $99.90
Zeetra Standing Desk Balance Board: Anti Fatigue Standing Desk Mat/Wobble Board - Rocker Board for Balancing, Core Strength, Foot Comfort - Desk Exercise Accessory - Black, 20 x 13.75 x 1.5 Inches • Amazon Business $49.00 2 $98.00
Stamina InMotion E1000 Compact Strider • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Ocean • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Incline Fit Anti-Burst Exercise Ball, Base & Pump (55, 65, 75 cm) for Balance, Stability, Yoga, Pilates & Fitness; Swiss Ball Stand, Alternative to Office Desk Chair or Pregnancy Birthing Ball • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Incline Fit Anti-Burst Exercise Ball, Base & Pump (55, 65, 75 cm) for Balance, Stability, Yoga, Pilates & Fitness; Swiss Ball Stand, Alternative to Office Desk Chair or Pregnancy Birthing Ball • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Kohree String Lights LED Copper Wire Fairy Christmas Tree Light with Remote Control, 33ft/10M 100LEDs, AA Battery Powered, Twinkle Lights for Holiday, Wedding, Parties, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Kohree 120 Micro LEDs Fairy String Lights Battery Powered 40ft Long Ultra Thin String Copper Wire Lights with Remote Control and Timer Perfect for Weddings,Party,Bedroom-2C Batteries powered • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39

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