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Ms. Erb from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let’s Get Excited for Reading Part 2!

Help me give my students motivational materials including stickers for their sticker charts, fun seating to increase comfort for reading time, and fidget toys to help them if they are not able to maintain the whole reading time.

  • $389 goal

This project expired on January 18, 2022.

This project expired on January 18, 2022.

My Students

I teach 7th and 8th grade small pull out support English class. All the students, in my classes, are students with IEPs. Most of my students struggle with reading both motivationally and academically. They struggle because reading is very challenging to them because they are usually reading anywhere from 2-3 grade levels lower than their actual grade level.

I want to be able to provide motivation to help them look forward and want to read during their independent reading time.

My Project

My students do not always find reading fun or entertaining. I want to provide some motivational items for our independent reading time.

The stickers will be used for them to earn rewards inside the classroom after they have received so many on their reading chart.

The chair cushions will make independent reading time more comfortable for the students if they decide to stay at their seats. If they prefer they can take one of the larger cushions or wobble chairs and sit somewhere on the floor around the classroom. The larger reading center pillow, will be kept near the library, will be an incentive use for when they complete the required number of on task reading days and can be rotated through students when they reach their goal. I included enough flexible seating options that every student could have one to use and then be wiped down before my other class to limit the spread of germs right now during the pandemic.

The fidget toys will allow students, who struggle with staying on task and quiet for the silent reading, a way to get some of their energy out in a more quiet fashion while they are reading their books.

Ms. Erb
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Wobble Cushion by Freesty, Wiggle Seat with Pump, Air Stability Disc Core Trainer for Home & Gym, Office Desk Chair Cushion for Flexible Classroom Seat, Sensory Kids Cushion Seat for Fidg (Blue, 34cm) • Amazon Business $14.95 6 $89.70
Sweet Home Collection Cushion Memory Foam Chair Pads Honeycomb Nonslip Back Seat Cover 16" x 16" 6 Pack Navy Blue • Amazon Business $54.52 1 $54.52
Arlee - Tyler Chair Pad Seat Cushion, Memory Foam, Non-Skid Backing, Durable Fabric, Comfort and Softness, Reduces Pressure and Contours to Body, Washable, 15.5 x 15.5 Inches (Alloy Gray, Set of 2) • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Milliard Reading Pillow Bed Wedge Large Adult Backrest Lounge Cushion with Arms | Back Support for Sitting Up in Bed / Couch for GERD Heartburn Bedrest • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Sensory Fidget Toys Set - 25 Pack - Stress Relief and Anti Anxiety Toys for Kids - Cool Fidget Packs with Stress Balls, Fidget Cube, & More for Party Favors, Prizes, Travel, & Pinata Stuffers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
32 Pieces Guided Reading Strips Highlight Strips Colored Overlays Colorful Bookmark - Helps with Dyslexia for Children and Teacher Teaching (Mixed Colors) • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Youngever 5800 Teacher Stickers for Kids, Reward Stickers Mega Variety Pack, Incentive Stickers for Teacher Supplies Classroom Supplies, 18 Design Styles Including 3D Heart, face, Star, owl, Cupcake • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
60 Pieces Color Your Own Bookmarks DIY Bookmarks Coloring Paper Bookmarks for Teachers Students Classroom Rewards Supplies • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Classroom Timers for Teachers Kids Large Magnetic Digital Timer 2 Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
3 Pack Push Pop Fidget Toy - Push Pop Bubble Anti Anxiety Sensory Toy - Bubble Pop Stress Reliever - Durable & Washable Soft Silicone Squeeze Fidget Toy - Perfect for Adults & Kids (Three Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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