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Ms. H. from Whitehall MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Movement for the Mind

My students need exercise balls so they have an outlet for physical activity as they pursue learning.

  • $188 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I am so privileged to work with everyday come from diverse familial backgrounds, economic circumstances, and skill sets. I have a student who has been writing her own songs for years, and a girl who is currently helping her father run their farm. Our school is a place of gathering and learning for all community members.

Currently, we are experiencing a dramatic shift in the way we set up and deliver our curriculum.

We hope to honor our community by making sure that our students are equipped with the motivation and ingenuity that the world that awaits them will undoubtedly require.

My Project

In order to increase engagement within my classroom, I would like to increase the flow of oxygen to my students’ minds. Traditionally, students have been expected to sit for long periods of time, which gets in the way of them building the core strength they will need to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

By having these exercise balls available to students, I can help them get the physical activity they so desperately need as I am engaging their minds in our daily lessons.

For example, I envision teaching students several exercises that they can do while independently reading. I can also see us utilizing these balls to keep my kinesthetic learners moving. During our brain breaks, I would like to design activities that could involve the entire class moving and building strength. Overall, I think it is vital to the health of my students that they learn how to be academically engaged while being active.

Ms. H.
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Core Stability Balls Options: 55 cm - Green • Teachers' School Supply $17.10 3 $51.30
Ball Storage Stackers - Set of 3 • Teachers' School Supply $34.21 1 $34.21
Fitness Gear 10 lb. Soft Medicine Ball - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$115.50

Vendor shipping charges

$12.41

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$159.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.17

Total project goal

$187.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$187.81

1 Donor

-$187.81

Donations toward project cost

-$159.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.17

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$0.00

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