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Mrs. Almanza from Ogden UT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stress-Free Classroom

Help me give my students an inviting and peaceful environment, with relaxing beanbags that will serve as a reward for those working to excel.

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach two classrooms of 21 students each. My second graders are in the Dual Immersion program and work hard every day to learn another language (in this case Spanish) and advance their academics at the same time. They are incredible and enthusiastic about learning.

My students come to school happy and eager to grow.

About half are English learners, with the other half being Spanish learners. I have a few students who need resource services.

Half of my students spend half of their day in my class learning Spanish, then they go over to their English teacher for the second half of the day. The students who start in her classroom with English come over the second half of the day for Spanish. We share and love our second graders. They get double the love each day.

My Project

A lot of my students come from hard backgrounds and their little brains are used to cortisol. With the items I requested, I would like to create an environment that creates endorphins, where they can enjoy learning. Where even the way they are called back is inviting and stress free. The mood lamp will help in a state that is in winter most of the year. The air freshener is meant to have their sense of smell bring them joy. The stress relief toys are for our calm down zone where they can go and take five minutes to have a brain break.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 98-Inch Bean Bag, Limo Black - • Amazon Business $40.00 5 $200.00
Theralite Aura Bright Light Therapy Lamp - 10,000 LUX LED Lamp - Sun Lamp Mood Light to Fight Low Energy and Sunlight Deprivation • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Teacher Created Resources Helping Hands Border Trim, Multi Color (4138) • Amazon Business $8.50 5 $42.50
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $30.37 1 $30.37
AFMAT Electric Pencil Sharpener Heavy Duty, Classroom Pencil Sharpener for 6.5-8mm No.2/Colored Pencils, UL Listed Professional Pencil Sharpener w/Stronger Helical Blade, Best School Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $27.44 1 $27.44
Learning Resources Helping Hands Pocket Chart, Classroom Organization, Teacher Accessories, 30 Cards, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Reehut 4.2'' Tibetan Meditation Yoga Singing Bowl Set, Hand Hammered Singing Bowl With Mallet & Silk Cushion, For Meditation, Chakra Healing, Prayer, Yoga and Mindfulness • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Fidget Toys Set with Stress Balls for Kids, Teens and Adults, 18 Pack Stretchy Sensory Tool with Liquid Motion Timer for ADHD, Autism and Anxiety, Fun Fidgeting Game for Classroom and Office • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Woodstock Chimes - The ORIGINAL Guaranteed Musically Tuned Chime, Zenergy - Solo, Silver • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
BSIRI Large 6" Wood Frog Guiro Rasp - Musical Instrument Tone Block, Brown, inch (FR06N) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Glade Automatic Spray Holder and Hawaiian Breeze Refill Starter Kit, Battery-Operated Holder for Automatic Spray Refill, Up to 60 days of Freshness, 1 Set • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
Glade Automatic Spray Refill Lavender & Vanilla, Air Freshener Spray, 6.2 oz, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
Googly Eyes Glasses – Plastic Round Party Favors, Novelty Shades, Party Toys, Funny Costume Glasses Accessories for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Carson Dellosa – Handprints Colorful Cut-Outs, Classroom Dxe9cor, 42 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

Materials cost

$466.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.79

Total project goal

$591.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.93

2 Donors

-$253.07

Donations toward project cost

-$251.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$295.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$251.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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