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Mrs. Ruzicka from Bridgeport CT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Kids Get Special Seats

My students need chair socks, balance balls and Bouncy Bands as flexible seating options to increase focus and limit distractions.

  • $403 goal

This project expired on August 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach the most amazing, resourceful and resilient bunch of first graders! Here in our town, the achievement gap has hit hard. I teach in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Connecticut. All of my students are performing under grade level due to varied socioeconomic reasons. Our surrounding suburbs are some of the richest in the world and my students are missing out!

In my school, basic necessities for school such as books, pencils and paper are not guaranteed.

Often times students will not complete their homework because they don't have any pencils, pens, or crayons at home. Most of my students do not even have their own books at home and only have access to a few books in school.

Despite all of this, my students are enthusiastic about school and learning.

My Project

My students need flexible seating options for increase attention in class. I am requesting 3 yoga balance balls with legs for my students with extreme attention problems. I am also requesting chair socks so that students will limit noise and distraction when they get up from their seats. Finally, I am requesting chair bands which help my fidgety kids to focus while also getting out some of their energy.

These flexible seating options will increase time I can spend on instruction instead of redirecting distractions.

This is another way to differentiate for students who struggle to pay attention in class either due to ADHD or constant distractions. Please help us create a quieter and more productive classroom!

Mrs. Ruzicka
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Classics Chair Sox, Yellow, 4 Count (TPG-230) • Amazon Business $6.83 24 $163.92
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $27.99 3 $83.97
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97

Materials cost

$307.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$342.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.44

Total project goal

$402.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$402.92

20 Donors

-$402.56

Donations toward project cost

-$342.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.36

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$0.00

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