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Ms. Selders from Salinas CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Ability in Stability

Help me give my students the opportunity to reach their highest potential with the support of foot-rests and wobble cushions, so their sensory needs are being met while learning and being engaged in their classroom.

  • $710 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second and third-grade students are full of life, energetic, and opinionated. They motivate me to strive further into finding creative and innovative ways to capture and sustain their attention. It can be challenging, but I wouldn't change it for anything.

My students all have learning abilities and disabilities that include autism, emotionally disturbed, ADHD, deaf and hard of hearing, intellectually disabled and specific learning disability.

Our families are amazing, yet are predominantly from a low Socio-economic status. We are in Salinas, "the home of the Salad Bowl", where many parents work on the fields, or are connected to it. 1 out of 4 children at our school are considered homeless.

My Project

The support that these seat cushions, foot-rests, and reading trackers will give to my students, so they are able to be a mindful learner in the classroom, will undoubtedly make a huge difference in their educational lives. As a special education teacher in a low SES school district, I am always looking to find ways that can help my students, while not costing too much out of my pocket.

With varying abilities and needs in my classroom, these items can benefit everyone by providing sensory satisfaction, balance, core strength, and awareness.

My students can then be ready to focus

and participate in the classroom.

Ms. Selders
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FOOT REST 18W X 4H • School Specialty $94.64 2 $189.28
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 12 $179.88
JJ926 - Classic Birch Tabletop Writing Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
EA163 - Time Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
DD851 - Beginner’s Reading Trackers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$501.13

Vendor shipping charges

$18.93

State sales tax

$45.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$603.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.49

Total project goal

$709.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$709.92

3 Donors

-$666.39

Donations toward project cost

-$569.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.96

match offer

-$40.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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