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Mrs. Breininger from Mechanicsburg PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Therapeutic Haven - Flexible Seating - Take 2

My students need a therapeutic flexible seating environment to foster their social, emotional and academic education.

  • $827 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are resilient students who are working toward being victors instead of victims over their trauma, disabilities and pasts. These are students that may have experienced extensive trauma, abuse, economic hardships, personal struggles and/or a turbulent home life. In our classroom we teach all subjects at all grade levels, as well as a Experiential Learning Adventure Based / Teaming building Course, Strategies Instructions in which we work on executive functioning skills and coping skills. Every day we work on learning life lessons we learn from them as much as they learn from us as teachers. They are an incredible group of students always growing and always learning.

My Project

I am asking to create a therapeutic space of flexible seating that creates collaboration, community, empowerment and refuge for students who are overcoming extreme life challenges. My students come from varying backgrounds, battling such issues as mental illness and history of abuse and trauma. I want to create a space that helps them gain some control back into their lives, even if it is as simple as seating choice. My students are in need of a setting to help them excel educationally, as well as socially and emotionally.

It is proven that sensory integration therapy, such as yoga balls, wobble seats, balance boards and a varied seating arrangement can help students who have experienced trauma better regulate their emotions and actions.

An inviting setting with couches and comfortable chairs will provide an environment in which they feel welcomed and valued. I have included picture frames to display pictures of the students from our service and adventure trips we go on throughout the year. I want to create a calming and therapuetic learning environment. I want to create a space away from the traditional classroom in which a lot of my students have negative feelings and emotions. I am hoping to create a safe space in which they want come to everyday to learn and grow into productive young men and women who will find self confidence, stability and success.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Waterglider International Zafu Yoga Meditation Pillow with USA Buckwheat Fill, Certified Organic Cotton- 6 Colors (Plum) • Amazon Business $29.95 4 $119.80
Keter 228474 Urban Knit Pouf Set, Misty Blue/Taupe • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Ottomanson Paterson Collection Contemporary Moroccan Trellis Design Lattice Area Rug, 7'10" X 9'10", Grey • Amazon Business $82.29 1 $82.29
LuxFit Exercise Ball Chair, Black • Amazon Business $69.95 1 $69.95
Large Bags | Storage Bags for Blankets | Corduroy Bag | Beanbag Chair | Finest Storage for Kids • Amazon Business $32.80 2 $65.60
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Turkis) • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Gallery Solutions Rustic 18 Opening Distressed You Are My Sunshine Collage Frame • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Kitchen Mat | Anti Fatigue Mat, 3/4 Thick | Ergonomically Engineered, Non-Slip, Waterproof | 20"x30" - Grey • Amazon Business $34.89 1 $34.89
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
LapGear Essential - Aqua Sky (Fits up to 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
LapGear Essential - Aqua Sky (Fits up to 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Yes4All Wooden Wobble Balance Board – Exercise Balance Stability Trainer 15.75 inch Diameter - Black - ²DB6FZ • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Transparent Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Blue) • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45

Materials cost

$662.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$702.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.03

Total project goal

$826.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$826.87

4 Donors

-$702.29

Donations toward project cost

-$596.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.34

match offer

-$124.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$105.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.69

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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