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Mrs. Skidmore from Miami FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Legos and Flowers Help Us Build and Grow!

My students need bouncy ball chairs to calm themselves, planters and soil to grow their own flowers, Lego kits to engineer imaginative creations and art supplies to express how they feel about what they've learned.

  • $473 goal

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My Students

I work in a Title I school which integrates students with intellectual disabilities with their able bodied peers. About half of our population have special needs. More than 90% of our school qualifies for free or reduced lunch. My students are in third, fourth, and fifth grade and are diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities. They learn in a self-contained class. They have difficulties with sitting still, staying on-task, and fine motor skills.

I want to start the new year right focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) by emphasizing building with Legos, gardening, simple computer coding, and artistic projects displaying what the students created.

My class needs two bouncy ball chairs to strengthen core body strength and to act as a calming agent, new Duplo Lego blocks, a vertical garden, and art supplies for special projects.

My Project

These chairs, planters, and art supplies will involve my children with special needs in hands-on projects in Science, Engineering, and Art. They will have special chairs to help them calm down and focus on learning as needed.

Engineering, gardening, and Art supplies will allow my students hands-on learning which will increase retention and enthusiasm in our class.

Lego kits will help them read and follow directions to complete a project independently. Planters will allow them to watch something grow and be responsible for it. The art supplies will allow them to create new items from old as well as make their own masterpieces to show how they feel about what they've learned.

Mrs. Skidmore
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LuxFit Exercise Ball Chair, Black • Amazon Business $69.95 2 $139.90
LARGE Vertical Gardening Stackable Planters by Mr. Stacky - Grow More Using Limited Space And Minimum Effort - Plant. Stack. Enjoy. - Build Your Own Backyard Vertical Garden - DIY Stacking Container System - For Growing Strawberry, Tomato, Pepper, Cucumber, Herbs, Lettuce, Greens, & Much More - Indoor or Outdoor - Stackable Pots (5) • Amazon Business $58.63 1 $58.63
LEGO DUPLO Jurassic World T. rex Tower 10880 Building Kit 22 pieces • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
T4U 12" Round Plastic Plant Caddies Flower Planter Pot Stand Pack of 2, Movable Stand with Wheels Rack on Rollers Dolly Holder on Wheels Planter Trolley Casters Rolling Tray Coaster • Amazon Business $24.43 1 $24.43
LEGO DUPLO My Town Pizzeria 10834, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten Large Building Block Toys for Toddlers • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
PPD Inkjet Iron-On Light T Shirt Transfers Paper LTR 8.5x11” pack of 20 Sheets (PPD001-20) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
LEGO DUPLO Jurassic World Gentle Giants Petting Zoo 10879 Building Kit 24 pieces • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
CoirPlus Premium Coco Peat [OMRI Listed]: 11 lbs/5 kg (Single pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Crayola Melt 'N Mold Factory, (74-7060) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Elmer's Washable Disappearing Purple Glue Sticks, 24 Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
BIG PACK - SUNFLOWER Sunny Sun Flower CRAZY MIX (1,000+) flower Seeds - Non-GMO Seeds By MySeeds.Co • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Crayola Melt 'N Mold Bling Rings Expansion Pack • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53

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