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Mrs. Ott from Virginia Beach VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soft Subtle Movement Does the Body Good

My students need seating options/attachments for comfort to do their best work rather than having to feel like they are going to crawl out of their own skin.

  • $200 goal

This project expired on May 3, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the sunshine in the day! We are known as “The Beach School”, but it’s not how people envision it. All of my students do not go home to waterfront homes or even oceanfront condos. Instead some of my students wait to find out which motel their parents had to move to because the rate was the lowest for the week or even the day. Or I have several who share a tiny trailer with 5, 6, or even more family members! However, there is one thing that all of my students have in common. The will and desire to succeed and please their teacher! A love for life and a passion for learning!

My priority is to provide a comfortable, safe, engaging, and invigorating learning environment each and every day.

I want to ensure that in the future, I am not reading "about" my students, but I am reading something BY one of them.

My Project

These bouncy bands will be used around the chair bases at the back table which is used for small groups. So many children are struggling readers which makes them nervous innately and having a way to quietly and privately release that built up tension would do wonders for their nerves. Then there are the children that have trouble managing their impulses and these bands would allow them to quietly move without disrupting their peers in an environment that sitting still for a length of time is required. The soft seats will be used as a rotation for the students that are using the old style, rigid, hard-backed school chairs. These will provide comfort for students, while reducing their desire to constantly move around and get up.

The bouncy bands and soft seats will provide a way for my students to thrive in an environment that often shuts them down.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncy Bands for Chairs Color: Blue Support Pipe • Teachers' School Supply $13.95 5 $69.75
DD381SB - Calming Colors™ Soft Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97
DD381SE - Calming Colors™ Soft Seat - Sea Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97

Materials cost

$129.69

Vendor shipping charges

$7.67

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$169.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.88

Total project goal

$199.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$199.19

1 Donor

-$199.19

Donations toward project cost

-$169.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.88

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$0.00

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