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Ms. Timko from Los Angeles CA is requesting flexible seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

More Than Fidget Spinners: How Exercise Balls Help Us Focus

Help me give my students peanut yoga ball chairs, wobble chairs, Chair-Bands, and headphones so that they can access the curriculum in various ways.

  • $396 goal

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My Students

My students live in the heart of East Los Angeles. They receive special education services for specific learning disabilities, autism, or ADHD. My students are able to participate in the general education setting because they receive accommodations and support in the general education classroom.

Some of my students are enrolled in a learning center for one class period a day where they receive foundational support in English language arts and math, complete supplemental activities relating to class content, and take extra time for assignments.

The learning center is a smaller environment that allows for individualized support and instruction. Students are able to receive needs based instruction and while maintaining access to the general education curriculum and engagement with grade level peers.

My Project

Have you ever heard a teacher say, "I just can't get them to sit still"? Some students do not need to sit still to be paying attention and others really struggle to pay attention unless they have at least a little wiggle room. I plan on giving my students the option to use a flexible seat such as stool or peanut whenever they feel that they need it in my classroom.

The flexible seats such as wobble chairs and peanut yoga balls help my students to focus by allowing them to expend some extra energy so that they can dial in on the task at hand.

The headphones will also give students the ability to focus by allowing multiple students to access the audio of a text without having other students hear what they are reading.

These chairs and headphones will be used on a daily basis and help students with their productivity in the classroom.

Ms. Timko
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Pre-Teen Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Home & School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 10-11, Grade 5-6, Purple (18in) • Amazon Business $66.99 2 $133.98
Encore ENC-313 Classroom Stereo Bulk Headphones with Leatherette Earpads - 25 Pack • Amazon Business $59.00 1 $59.00
Milliard Anti-Burst Peanut Ball Approximately 39x20 in. (100x50cm) Physio Roll for Exercise, Therapy, Labor Birthing and Dog Training • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, Bouncy for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $26.87 1 $26.87

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