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Mr. Decker from Coldwater MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Time to Get the Wiggles Out!

My students need exercise balls to help with focus while learning.

  • $711 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a grade level building, housing only second and third graders. We have about 500 students between the ages of 7-9.

I teach in a Title I (low-income) school in Coldwater, Michigan.

We have a very diverse population, and our English Learner population is growing by leaps and bounds. Our district also has many students who have focus and attention issues. I have 26-30 very enthusiastic (and wiggly) second graders. We have high expectations for the these students, and these students are very hard workers.

My Project

As a second grade teacher, I don't sit at my desk all day. Why should I expect the same of these young children?

The goal of this project is to meet the sensory needs of the children in my classroom.

These chairs are meant to let children work off energy while still attending to a lesson.

Students now are getting less movement and more screen time. I blend instruction with frequent brain breaks and use movement to stimulate their minds and bodies. However, students still need to stimulate their senses during lessons, and the exercise balls would help with that because students will have to stay balanced.

Mr. Decker
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $20.20 28 $565.60

Materials cost

$565.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$604.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.60

Total project goal

$710.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$710.68

2 Donors

-$687.15

Donations toward project cost

-$587.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.07

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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