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Mrs. Chesnut from Mission Viejo CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory and Movement!

My students need stability cushions and bouncy bands to help them move in an appropriate while working.

  • $426 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my classroom are in grades kindergarten through 3rd grade. They have a range of disabilities, which I view as making our classroom that much more fun! I also service students in the general education classrooms that need extra support. All of these students are no different than any other kids- they have unique needs that require some supplemental materials to make them successful in the classroom.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for considering to help the students in my classroom.

I truly believe in every single one of my students. I wake up everyday of the week asking myself if I would want to be a student in my classroom. My goal is to make every single one of my students feel safe and successful. By having these materials, I hope to achieve my goal.

My Project

My students will use the stability cushions and bouncy bands to get the wiggles out while working. Students sit on the stability cushions in their desk or on the carpet, which provides their bodies with sensory input that it needs. This can calm students sensory system, which helps them focus more. The bouncy bands will go around my student's desk so they can push it with their feet to either receive sensory input, or keep their feet busy in an appropriate way while working. Research shows that concentration will increase if students can move around while working. I want to provide a classroom that gives my students opportunities to work while being able to move around. We will also be doubling our physical education time. We will use the rings in various p.e. activities. Students who are sensitive to noise can use the headphones to block out loud noises (i.e. a fire drill).

My students will use the stamps and dot markers to actively engage in hands on centers during group work.

My students will use the stamp pads and alphabet stamps to help learn the alphabet, alphabet sounds, and sight words. They will use the dot markers in math groups, with counting activities. We will use the timer so that student's can see when an activity ends, enabling them to use their time wisely and/or prepare themselves for transitions.

Mrs. Chesnut
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncy Bands for Elementary School Chair (Blue) ADHD Foot Fidgets • Amazon Business $13.95 3 $41.85
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Blue,size: 13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc (Black),13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc, Gray, 13 inches(33 cm) • Amazon Business $16.79 2 $33.58
Earmuffs for Kids Toddlers Children Babies - Hearing Protection Ear Defenders for Small Adults Women - Foldable Design Ear Defenders Adjustable Padded Headband Noise Reduction (Dark Blue) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Educational Insights See And Stamp Jumbo Uppercase Alphabet Stamps • Amazon Business $13.69 2 $27.38
Trademark Innovations Speed and Agility Training Rings (Set of 12), Multi Color, 18-Inch • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Archival Ink Pads - Jet Black • Amazon Business $5.96 2 $11.92
Educational Insights Alphabet Rubber Stamps - Lowercase 5/8" • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Wrenwane Digital Kitchen Timer, No Frills, Simple Operation, Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Backing, Stand, White • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Habor Digital Kitchen Timer, Cooking Timers Clock Multifunction with Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Backing Stand, and Memory for Cooking Baking Exercise-Blue/White (Battery not included) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Melissa & Doug Rainbow Stamp Pad - 6 Washable Inks • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$299.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$361.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.79

Total project goal

$425.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.29

5 Donors

-$274.38

Donations toward project cost

-$236.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.16

match offer

-$147.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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