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Mrs. Youssef from New Brunswick NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sitting Still Isn't Always A Good Thing!

My students need yoga balls to help them reach full potential in the classroom.

  • $1,261 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My amazing students are in the third grade. They are mostly English as second language learners and most are reading below grade level. Don't let that sound discouraging because they are some of the hardest workers that I know.

Although my students are reading below grade level they often comprehend at much higher levels.

Any addition to their education life is helpful. The students come in every day bursting with energy, ready and willing to try their best, and always going the extra mile. Each day brings on new challenges that they are ready to face.

My Project

In a recent study it was found that sitting on a yoga ball helped students stay focused and improved learning and reduced obesity by making children more active, researchers found that the ability to move around more while sitting made the students more attentive. In other words, students using yoga ball chairs were able to sit still, focus, and write more words clearly.

When students sit on stability balls, both sides of their brains are engaged in keeping their bodies centered on the balls.

When the brain is stimulated, it's more focused on learning. Not only is the brain better suited to processing new information, young minds are also better able to concentrate on exams, note-taking, class discussions, and other aspects of classroom learning.

These materials will make a huge difference for my students who are already working hard everyday!

Mrs. Youssef
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 55 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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 $18.66 55 $1,026.30

Materials cost

$1,026.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,071.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$189.12

Total project goal

$1,260.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,260.81

1 Donor

-$1,260.81

Donations toward project cost

-$1,071.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$189.12

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$0.00

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