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Ms. Kilburn from Marietta GA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Power of Choice, Choosing How You Work!

My students need flexible seating options, such as wobble discs, kneeling pads, and lap desks to meet their sensory needs, help them focus, and release energy, all while engaging in meaningful learning.

  • $372 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students are ESOL and come from a low poverty level. In addition to this they come to me with many challenges to overcome. Most of my class come to me a year and a half or more below grade level , have ADHD, ADD, EBD, and/or a learning disability. Because of this, they fight even harder and work exceptionally hard to make growths and gains in the classroom.

Teaching these students strategies and skills to help them overcome and work with the challenges they have is my passion.

Each student comes to me with a unique set of skills that they share with one another and build upon throughout the year as they learn, grow, and become passionate individuals.

My Project

Students are asked to sit and work for 6-7 hours a day, often in one and half to two hour increments. How many 8 and 9 year old kids do you know that can sit still for that long?

In addition to being 8 and 9 year old boys and girls, my students have many challenges to overcome, including being significantly behind grade level, having ADHD, ADD, EBD and/or a learning disability.

Despite these challenges they work hard everyday to make significant gains and growth.

Think about it, how long can you sit still before you are fidgeting and finding an excuse to get up and walk around? Flexible seating options, such as wobble seats, chair bands, and kneeling pads will allow my students the ability to move while engaged in working. This will allow my students to work harder and longer before they need a break. Increasing the length of time they are able to maintain focus will increase their levels and begin closing the gaps. Clipboards will allow the students to take their work with them anywhere, including outside where we can use chalk to make physical number lines to round in math, sit in the outdoor classroom and write, and/or stand and work. In today's technology enhanced world, lap desks will allow the students the choice of sitting where they like and still being able to use the laptops.

Funding this project will provide my students with the choice they need to succeed!

Ms. Kilburn
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LapGear Kids Activity Lap Desk with Storage and Folding Legs - Pink • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
LapGear Activity Lap Desk / Table with Storage and Folding Legs - Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Black Mountain Products Exercise Balance Stability Disc with Hand Pump, Yellow • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
Bouncy Bands for Elementary School Chairs (Black) ADHD Foot Fidgets • Amazon Business $13.95 3 $41.85
Office Solutions Direct Standard A4 Letter Size Clipboard (Set of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95

Materials cost

$263.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$315.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.69

Total project goal

$371.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$371.25

2 Donors

-$371.25

Donations toward project cost

-$315.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.69

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$0.00

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