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Ms. O'Brien from Olivehurst CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set, Learn!

My students need sensory supports including active seating and fidgets to provide alternate seating that will help increase focus and attention during whole group and small group instruction.

  • $363 goal

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My Students

My class is a county special education program that is housed on a district campus that celebrates inclusion. I teach eight elementary students full time but also have younger students joining us for afternoon activities.The grade span ranges from 2nd to 4th grade. My goal as a teacher working with students with moderate to severe special needs is to increase independence, social skills, communication, behavior, and attention to instruction. As my principal says, "Better Together". Thank you for your support.

My Project

My special education students need support in attending to instruction and accessing the curriculum . Maintaining attention to instruction can be especially challenging for my diverse group of learners. Research has shown that alternative seating for children with Autism Spectrum or similar disorders has shown a positive effect on classroom behavior and increasing attention to instruction. Therapy balls and chairs, like the items my class is requesting, have helped educators "facilitate engagement and in-seat behavior and create opportunities to provide effective instruction". My students are an amazing group of individuals who are ready to take on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. By funding this project, you will be helping my students increase their focus and participate in the classroom curriculum.

Ms. O'Brien
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair - Active Chairs for Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers & Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 14" Wobble Chair for Kids with ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Blue - Age range 3-7y • Amazon Business $42.99 3 $128.97
Wiggle Seat - Inflatable Sensory Chair Cushion for Kids - Certified Ages 6+ - Blue • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $20.31 1 $20.31
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50

Materials cost

$251.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$308.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.44

Total project goal

$362.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$362.95

1 Donor

-$345.31

Donations toward project cost

-$308.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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