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Mrs. Runnels from Mesa AZ is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Some Wiggle Worm Love

My students need 10 stability wobble cushions and a set of 6 resistance bands to give them a positive outlet for their wiggly energy.

  • $244 goal

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My Students

In my room, 26 smiling faces greet me with excitement every day. These fun second graders are full of life and are so eager to learn. Sometimes, however, their energy cups overflow into our work time. The 15 minutes of recess 2x a day just isn't enough to quench their desire to move.

My school is located in a typical suburban neighborhood with a wide range of socioeconomic statuses.

About 50% of our students participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Regardless of their income level, these students are so happy to be at school each and every day. They are eager to learn about the world and how they can be an active part of it.

My Project

Despite their love of learning, they are only 7 and 8 years old. Everything about them is built to run, jump, and play. In Arizona, students in second grade are only allotted 2 15-minute recess breaks each day. Often, even those breaks are canceled or interrupted due to heat advisories or other causes. My students get quite wiggly throughout the day and are constantly moving around, looking for outlets for their energy. The wobble seats(10) allow them to wiggle in a controlled environment (sitting in their seat rather than standing or walking). The resistance bands(6) can be tied around the legs of their chairs and allow for controlled leg kicks for their busy feet. These items will be a reward for focused, respectful behavior that keeps them learning even when they'd rather be playing.

Your donations will not only improve the overall energy level of my classroom, but will greatly increase the focus and attention my students are able to apply to their academic learning.

I am excited to see how much they will grow when their minds are in the classroom rather than longing for the playground.

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Mrs. Runnels
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Air Stability Wobble Cushion, Blue, 35cm/14in Diameter, Balance Disc, Pump Included • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Jolly Sports Resistance Bands Set 6 Loop, Best for Training Men or Women Legs Knee Arms and Low to Heavy Duty Workout and Exercise (Multi Color) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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