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Mrs. Cooper from Port Arthur TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Skills Students Find Their Balance

My students need the Flex-Space Collaborative Floor Work Space to ensure that students who have challenges sitting in a regular chair are able to comfortably sit in a group and collaborate with other students.

  • $692 goal

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My Students

I teach life skills students with varying levels of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities and autism. Over 50% of my students are on the autism spectrum. One hundred percent of my students were affected by Hurricane Harvey and are receiving free breakfast and lunch. Several are still displaced, living with other family members with over 50% labeled as homeless. Seven of my 11 students are considered at risk.

Each student in my classroom is special in his/her own way and has his own best method of learning...tactile, visual, oral.

My job, as their teacher, is to find the best ways to help them learn and experience life to eventually become productive citizens.

My Project

We are requesting the Flex-Space Collaborative Floor Work Space seating that will definitely make a difference in the way students are able to interact with their classmates. Some students with disabilities are not able to sit comfortably in a regular chair without some type of support. This seating gives padding all around. Students will be able to sit together comfortably to work on puzzles, games or complete assignments on the iPad. Students will work close enough so that all resources will be at their finger tips and able to share with classmates.

The inflatable ball seats allow students to move and balance—reducing restlessness and improving focus while they learn.

Mrs. Cooper
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA689 - Flex-Space Collaborative Floor Work Space Bundle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $436.01 1 $436.01
LA485 - Flex-Space 17" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $113.94 1 $113.94

Materials cost

$549.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$588.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.80

Total project goal

$692.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$692.00

3 Donors

-$346.00

Donations toward project cost

-$294.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.90

match offer

-$346.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$294.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.90

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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