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Ms. Wilson from Cary NC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take My Chair, Please!

My students need stability balls to replace their chairs.

  • $465 goal

This project expired on October 16, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember back in elementary school when you were required to sit in rows of hard, uncomfortable desk chairs when what you really wanted to do was move?

My students are primarily from middle class working families, however, about 40% of our students schoolwide receive free or reduced price lunch.

Our population is diverse and includes all ethnic backgrounds. Our school is a small, neighborhood school which is also a Positive Behavior Exemplar School.

My Project

Envision a classroom set up of desks in small groups rather than rows. Students using technology, working in small groups, engaging in meaningful, academic discussions all while seated on stability balls. Imagine also a physical activity break where students are lead in a series of exercises which incorporate the stability balls. The use of stability balls instead of chairs has been shown to improve focus and concentration for all students and particularly students who struggle with ADHD.

Physically and mentally, 5th graders are going through a plethora of changes during their last year of elementary school.

Using stability balls will support their ability to concentrate on academics and also engage them in fun, physical activity while they battle the weight issues that students of this age often experience. Ultimately, I expect student's acquisition of needed skills to grow as evidenced by various data sources simply by the use of stability balls as chairs.

Ms. Wilson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tone Fitness Stability Ball, 65cm • Amazon $12.36 27 $333.72

Materials cost

$333.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$394.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.66

Total project goal

$464.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$464.42

4 Donors

-$220.45

Donations toward project cost

-$188.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.57

Matching donations from our partners

-$242.21

Match offers toward project cost

-$205.88

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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