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Ms. Kennedy from Lewisburg KY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Motor Skills

Help me give my students the equipment they need to develop and strengthen their gross motor skills while embracing their sensory needs.

  • $585 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have a very enthusiastic, cheerful, hard-working group of students with special needs, who love to learn! They are super motivated by games and gross motor play which allows them to strengthen their core and exercise.

With Covid-19 they are unable to play on the playground equipment and their gross motor activities will be greatly impacted.

It is a blessing to me to watch them learn and grow each day. I set very high expectations for my students so they may raise the bar in their own personal goals in the classroom.

I hope to add some engaging materials to meet their learning needs so they may achieve a greater level of learning. This will only motivate them to strive for greater in the future. I am a firm believer that my students will move mountains if we only give them resources to do so.

My Project

My classroom is a special needs classroom. I teach a variety of children with different diagnoses, disabilities, and academic levels. My students struggle with daily living skills as well as social skills. Many do not have access outside of school to the supplies that are needed to maximize their quality of life.

By maximizing their strength and agility, they are able to move more independently and develop self-confidence.

Regular use of a trampoline helps to strengthen bones, develop muscle tone, and improves balance and kinesthetic responsiveness. When they’re bouncing, children develop balance and how to position their body to do certain movements. Young children develop large motor skills while learning how to do basic bounce maneuvers. Developing muscle mass and strengthening bone density helps children who have physical limitations. Bouncing increases a child’s ability to integrate their movements into coordinated, full-body motions and increases their spatial awareness. Adapted Swings provide extra support for students who have limited mobility, limited body control, and ensures proper positioning and ample upper body support. The swing enables children with special needs to enjoy swinging while helping improve body strength, balance reactions, motor planning, and posture.

My students are constantly seeking somewhere to go for a much-needed break for sensory output. These students need a safe and calming area that they can have their needs met.

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

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sorbus Tripod Hanging Chair Stand Frame for Hanging Chairs, Swings, Saucers, Loungers, Cocoon Chairs, Great for Indoor/Outdoor Use, Patio, Lawn, Deck, Yard, Garden • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
BCAN 40" Foldable Mini Trampoline, Fitness Rebounder with Adjustable Foam Handle, Exercise Trampoline for Kids Adults Indoor/Garden Workout Max Load 330lbs • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
FORSTART Busy Board, Wooden Sensory Board, Latches Board, Activity Board, Busy Cube, Educational Brain Developmental Toys for Kids, Toddlers • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Edx Education Step-A-Trail - 6 Piece Obstacle Course For Kids - Indoor and Outdoor - Build Coordination and Confidence - Physical and Imaginative Play • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
SENSORY4U Indoor Therapy Swing for Kids with Special Needs (Hardware Included) Snuggle Swing | Cuddle Hammock for Children with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers | Great for Sensory Integration (Gray Color) • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95

Materials cost

$459.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.67

Total project goal

$584.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$584.48

10 Donors

-$464.81

Donations toward project cost

-$396.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.22

Matching donations from our partners

-$117.91

Match offers toward project cost

-$100.22

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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