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Ms. Patterson from Boise ID is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Quieting the Body, Engaging the Mind

My students need these 8 balance ball chairs so they can focus on reading.

  • $494 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The right tools will help the students I work with fill the holes in their education. We are seeing an increase in children who have trouble sitting still in regular, hard, straight-backed, plastic chairs. This affects their ability to focus. If they can't focus, the negative impact on their learning is severe. When we offer alternative seating, they are able to focus and their learning experience becomes more positive. These 8 balance ball chairs would be used by students in groups throughout the day.

My Project

Reading is fundamental to success in education. All day long I work with students who are significantly below grade level in reading, providing intensive reading interventions. Many students have trouble sitting still. This makes it hard for them to focus on their school work. The longer a student goes without mastering basic reading skills, the harder it will be for them to achieve grade level skills. The lack of reading skills filters into every aspect of a student's educational experience. If you can't read the directions, math, social studies and science are more difficult. Many students become frustrated. Their frustration is often expressed through behavioral problems. Eventually, their self-esteem is affected and many just give up. Students who give up don't just cause problems at school, their behaviors spill into the community. When a student can stop fidgeting and focus, they can learn.

Ms. Patterson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 49 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Purple • Amazon Business $45.29 8 $362.32

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