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Mrs. Hoey-Gordon from Charlotte NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Zen Zone with Mrs.G!

Help me give my students a zen area to detox their emotions in the classroom!

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.

- James Brown

As an educator with the wonderful opportunity to teach the entire school I am honestly blessed. Our scholars are creative professionals with a passion to exceed not only through their academics but in their artistic journeys as well. This year I would like to challenge the traditional set up of a dance classroom. Every scholar in the Dance Department (The entire school) gives 100% in the classroom. I want the students to feel as if the dance room is a Zen room, a place where they can share their love for the arts, but also feel as if they can be at peace.

As a Title 1 Arts Magnet, our in-school and community resources are limited. Our scholars come from various cultural and economic backgrounds. Every day the scholars enter the room with a passion that outweighs their personal problems. With the addition of flexible seating and different sections of the room that allows them to cool down, I know that there can be a complete 180 turn around socially and emotionally.

My Project

This project is an initiative to create a zen space for my dance scholars. Instead of a cool down corner during stressful moments, I would like to have a Zen space for the students to relax and then return to dance mode.

Help me bring ZENsational learning back to the classrooms.

With flexible seating and a designated Zen Zone, the students will be able to grow socially and emotionally without having to feel as if the area is for misbehaved situations.

Getting rid of traditional class management practices can be a great way to help uplift our students, help them feel as if they want to learn, and remind them that their feelings matter!

Mrs. Hoey-Gordon
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CanDo NonSlip Inflatable Exercise Ball with Stability Feet, Yellow, 17.7" • Amazon Business $11.52 3 $34.56
Exercise Ball for Yoga, Balance, Stability from SmarterLife - Fitness, Pilates, Birthing, Therapy, Office Ball Chair, Classroom Flexible Seating - Anti Burst, Non Slip + Workout Guide (Purple, 75cm) • Amazon Business $25.97 1 $25.97
(20) 5" Gold Star Wall Decals - Repositionable Peel and Stick Vinyl Star Wall Stickers for Nursery, Kids Room, Mirrors, and Doors • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
YJ.GWL High Pile Soft Shaggy Turquoise Blue Rug for Bedroom Gilrs Mermaid Room Decor Fluffy Area Rugs Kids Anti-Slip Nursery Carpets, 31"x63" Oval • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59

Materials cost

$100.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.60

Total project goal

$164.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.01

3 Donors

-$164.01

Donations toward project cost

-$139.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.60

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$0.00

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