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Mrs. Porras from Miami FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Flexible!

Help me give my students Wobble Chairs, Ottomans and Balance Balls for flexible seating in the classroom to increase focus and provide movement for those with attention-deficit disorders.

  • $1,212 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in the best school in Miami-Dade, with the hardest working and most dedicated students. My fifth grade students all come from diverse backgrounds and range from ELL learners to students with learning disabilities. Most of these students suffer from attention deficit disorder and require assistance in learning new procedures and lack problem solving skills. They often struggle with staying on task for extended periods of time. Our community is composed of hard-working families that wish to provide their children with the best education possible.

My classroom is a true representation of the melting pot of cultures we have in South Florida, and I want my classroom to feel like a welcome and safe place to learn.

At our school, we strive to contribute to the child as a whole and foster creativity in every classroom. Our motto is that Readers are Achievers and Achievers are Believers, and we truly believe we are raising a better tomorrow one student at a time.

My Project

Helping my students become the best readers and writers is my ultimate goal. These two subjects, however, can often be the most challenging for students with ADHD since it requires sustained mental effort. These wobble stools, balance balls and ottomans will help maintain focus and attention during long reads and allow students an outlet for their energy.

Putting a little flexibility into our reading instruction will allow students to immerse themselves in the world of books.

In addition, the Fire tablets will help students stay focused on individualized assignments during small group instruction. Leveled resources for our reading curriculum are mostly online so these Fire Tablets will allow quick access to leveled readers and digital assignments during small group instruction.

Mrs. Porras
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FDP SoftScape 18" Round Ottoman, Collaborative Flexible Seating for Kids, Teens, Adults Furniture for Classrooms, Libraries, Offices and Home, Standard 16" H - Navy • Amazon Business $62.98 5 $314.90
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Age Range 7-12 - Flexible Seating Classroom - 17.75" Tall - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture – Orange • Amazon Business $57.99 5 $289.95
All-New Fire 7 Tablet (7" display, 16 GB) - Black • Amazon Business $44.99 5 $224.95
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $14.99 7 $104.93
Bear Motion Silicone Case for All-New Fire 7 Tablet - Anti Slip Shockproof Light Weight Kids Friendly Protective Case for Fire 7 (ONLY for 9th Generation 2019 Model) - Green • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95

Materials cost

$984.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,029.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$181.67

Total project goal

$1,211.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,211.12

1 Donor

-$1,211.12

Donations toward project cost

-$1,029.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$181.67

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$0.00

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