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Ms. Hildebrand from Champaign IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

They've Got The Moves Like Jagger

My students need alternative seating, like cube chairs, wobble cushions, bouncy chair bands, balance ball seats, and wobbly stools!

  • $512 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Closing the achievement gap begins with providing students in low-income/high poverty schools a chance to develop skills and attitudes that are crucial to success in and out of school. Students from low-income families typically enter school with a major disadvantage in academics, behavior and executive functions (i.e. impulse control, emotional regulation, attention management, prioritization of tasks, etc.,). School is often the only place they will experience a chance to develop these skills.

It is my passion to provide a safe place with all the necessary materials and quality instruction for disadvantaged students to discover their potential and harvest their abilities.

The students entering my classroom are curious, kind and anxious to grow. They come to school each day with hope and an open heart. They want to learn, they want to succeed and I want to show them that it is possible.

My Project

I have a lot of wiggly kiddos this year (wigglier than most 6 year olds). These friends struggle to sit in traditional chairs and/or on the carpet for any length of time. We spend a lot of time doing those things at school. It seems that I am constantly playing Whack-a-Mole and Chase a First Grader. I am hoping that with alternative seating choices we can diminish some of the distractions in the classroom. I am also hoping that I can hear myself say, "Sit down on your pockets" and "Stop rubbing your hand on his arm" a whole lot less.

I will be using the wobbly stools and the yoga balls for alternative seat choices for students who need continuous movement.

The cube chairs are for students who have a hard time sitting still on the carpet. The chair kick bands are for students to push their feet against. The resistance helps them keep the rest of their body still and focused. Less chaos from the students' bodies means more focus on learning.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cube Chairs Set of 4 That Can Be Flipped to Two Different Seat Heights or as a Table • Amazon Business $185.99 1 $185.99
Active Kids Chair - Wobble Chairs Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Children Who Can’t Sit Still - Great 17.75" Wobble Chair Kids ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture | Blue - Age Range 7-12y • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Red • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Bounce Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Inflated Air Stability Wobble Cushion w Air Pump Anti-Burst Wiggle Seat Toxin-Free Inflatable Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc for Better Seating Therapy Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Inflated Air Stability Wobble Cushion w Air Pump Anti-Burst Wiggle Seat Toxin-Free Inflatable Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc for Better Seating Therapy Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$398.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.74

Total project goal

$511.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.62

1 Donor

-$511.62

Donations toward project cost

-$434.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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