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Mrs. Santos from Gulfport MS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Brains Need to Bounce!

Help me give my students a class set of Bouncy Bands for our desks!

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a Title I school, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

They like to move, they love to read, and they love lots of positive attention.

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth, educationally and mentally. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire our deserving learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Children that move and have the freedom of movement at their desk can stay focused on a task longer and stronger! Each student's desk will receive a Bouncy Band for fidgety feet and energy release. With these bands, the students can bounce their feet on the band creating a flexible seating scenario.

The bands allow students to release nervous energy and feel calmer while seated at the desk.

Studies have found that the use of these type of bands enables students to stay on task longer and in a quieter, more relaxed manner. I have several students who have a hard time staying seated for longer than 10-15 minutes, and other students who are pen-tappers and aren't always conscious of the distraction they're causing. Bouncy Bands have proven to improve students' ability to remain on task by providing a release for hyperactivity or anxiety. Bouncy Bands are award-winning, teacher and student tested, and an approved classroom tool that will improve our academic learning.

Mrs. Santos
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Original Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) - Children love bouncing their feet and feeling the tension to relieve their anxiety, hyperactivity, frustration, or boredom. • Amazon Business $13.59 26 $353.34
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 8 Ream Case / 4,000 Sheets (113640C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $25.58 1 $25.58
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size, Green, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
iPad Mini Case, iPad Mini 2/ 3 Case - MAKEIT 3in1 Hybrid Shockproof Case For iPad Mini 1/2/3 (Dark Blue/Fluorescent green) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pendaflex Insertable Plastic Tabs Hanging Folder Tabs, 2", Clear, 25 Tabs and Inserts per Pack (42) • Amazon Business $4.44 2 $8.88

Materials cost

$417.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.28

Total project goal

$568.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.56

1 Donor

-$568.56

Donations toward project cost

-$483.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.28

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$0.00

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