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Mrs. Dalisky from Silverton OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Raising Productivity with Balance Balls

My students need stability balls, wobble cushions, and Bouncy Bands to help them focus during school.

  • $642 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Do you remember when you were in school, forced to sit in a hard, uncomfortable chair for hours on end?

Schools, and the students in them, are changing, and sitting in a chair all day no longer has to be the norm.

My students need to wiggle and move, yet our current chairs make that difficult to do. No matter what baggage students walk through my door with, they find a place where everyone matters, everyone has value and everyone has something to offer. Our classroom is built on respect and a love of learning.

Despite the many difficulties they face, my students see school as a safe place; a place where they know they are loved and cared for. My students are eager to learn, want to do well and are highly motivated by technology and each other.

My Project

A growing number of studies show how using stability balls instead of chairs can improve student learning. Not only do they help students focus better at their seats, but students are improving their balance and core strength. By making the sitter work to stay balanced, the ball forces muscle engagement and increases blood flow, which increases alertness. All kids need to release those wiggles before learning can take place. Students may be moving their legs a little, wiggling some at their seat, but their upper body can be focused on their work and the teacher. I want my students to have every advantage in the classroom. If this means losing the chairs for something as simple as stability balls, I'm all for it.

Improved learning is the goal of every teacher.

Having my students sit on stability balls instead of traditional chairs or use wobble cushions and bouncy bands is one simple thing I can do to raise learning and productivity with my third and fourth graders this year, and for years to come.

Mrs. Dalisky
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abilitations 1318000 StayN Place Ball, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $36.31 10 $363.10
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) • Amazon Business $14.95 4 $59.80
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
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
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
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
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

Materials cost

$507.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$545.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.26

Total project goal

$641.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$641.73

1 Donor

-$641.73

Donations toward project cost

-$545.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.26

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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