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Mrs. Graham from Rio Rancho NM is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Movement for Learning

My students need stability balls and wobble stools to increase their focus.

  • $419 goal

This project expired on August 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a school that is striving to enrich our students learning. I have a diverse set of students who come from different backgrounds, cultural, and a mixed population of low-income families and middle/upper class families. No matter what my students face outside of the classroom they come to school ready and eager to learn.

My students are respectful, thoughtful, full of energy, and always eager to learn.

I believe the majority of my students would learn better with frequent movement breaks, and flexibility to sit around the room. Reaching each students learning ability, which I believe can be achieved through movement, will allow my students to reach their full potential in the classroom.

My Project

The use of stability balls and other flex seating options in the classroom is not to create a fun environment or give a reason for students to learn not to sit still. They are used to help students engage muscle and parts of their brains needed to balance on different movement equipment. There are a range of benefits in using movement equipment in the classroom such as more attentiveness, quieter classrooms,and an active option for students who need that extra movement without classroom distractions.

Research shows, students who sit on a stability equipment, both sides of their brains are engaged to keep them balanced.

Having both sides of their brains stimulated while learning helps to increase their focus on what they are learning. It allows students to stay focused, engagement in class discussion and classwork increase, and allows for a positive learning experience.

Mrs. Graham
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency 1620BE Glow 15" Stool, Blue • Amazon Business $66.32 2 $132.64
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Blue/Green • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Purple/Pink • Amazon Business $55.98 1 $55.98
Yes4All Balance Pods Hedgehog Balancing Pods - Set 6 • Amazon Business $28.23 1 $28.23
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Purple) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$320.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$355.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.76

Total project goal

$418.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$418.38

2 Donors

-$324.00

Donations toward project cost

-$297.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.10

match offer

-$67.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$57.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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