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Mrs. Starkey from Marion IA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seats, STEM and Scents!

Help me give my students alternative seating options, STEM activity options and engaging writing materials!

  • $726 goal

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My Students

My students are an energetic bunch of incoming 1st graders who are ready to learn and grow this next year together! Through opportunities such as morning meeting, alternative seating, STEM activities/challenges, multiple means of showing off their knowledge, students will be able to have each of their needs met physically, mentally and emotionally!

We know that little kids need to move, need to play, need to investigate and create as we work through the academics, and with added materials we can do it all in a way that is engaging, motivating, active and FUN!

Through the materials I have requested we can ensure students have what they need to support making the growth they are meant to! I am so thankful to start a new year with such an incredible group of kids and can't wait to see how your support affects their growth!

My Project

Students need to be engaged, motivated and encouraged! The items requested will help engage students by providing them multiple means of representing their knowledge through fun writing utensils, STEM materials and projects and more. Students will be motivated when they are able to interact with academic material through different materials than they're typically used to. Students will be encouraged knowing that their individual needs are recognized and addressed through differentiated materials.

When students are able to interact with a variety of materials, show their knowledge in a variety of ways and move around, they're able to truly do their best!

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Blue (14in) • Amazon Business $52.99 2 $105.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
BalanceFrom GoFit All-Purpose 2/5-Inch (10mm) Extra Thick High Density Anti-Slip Exercise Pilates Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
dreambuilderToy 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
ThinkFun Roller Coaster Challenge STEM Toy and Building Game for Boys and Girls Age 6 and Up – TOTY Game of the Year Finalist • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Building Blocks Set for Preschool, Toddlers and Kids of All Ages STEM Educational Toy • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Plus-Plus BIG - Open Play Set - 90 pc Basic • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $20.87 1 $20.87
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 300 Piece - Basic Color Mix • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
hand2mind Wood 1-inch Color Cubes, Set of 100 • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Lewo Wooden Stacking Board Games Building Blocks for Kids - 48 Pieces • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Craft Styrofoam Balls (80 Pieces) for DIY Crafting and Decoration by My Toy House | 4 Sizes, White Color • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
1120 Pieces (Pack of 560) 0.59in Diameter Sticky Back Coins Strong Self Adhesive Dots Hook and Loop Fasteners Topisun Brand • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes, Arts & Crafts, Wooden Stylus, 125 Count, 3.75” H x 3.75” W x 1.75” L • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crayola Silly Scents Scented Markers, Washable Markers, 12 Count, Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Scentco Crayola Silly Scents Smens - Scented Pens, Colored Ink, 4 Count • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crayola Silly Scents Twistables Crayons, 24 Classic Crayola Colors Non-Toxic Art Tools for Kids 3 & Up, Scented Self-Sharpening No Mess Twist-Up Crayons, Great for Kids Classrooms or Preschools • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Scentco Smarkers - Scented Markers, Assorted Colors (Chisel Tip) - 8 Count • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Crayola 68-2112 Silly Scent Pencils, Scented Colored Pencils, Gift for Kids, 12Count, Multicolor • Amazon Business $2.97 1 $2.97

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