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Ms. Rettke from Lynchburg VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Too Many Wiggles

My students need a class set of kick bands as well as other fidget objects that will help them focus when the wiggles are trying to take over.

  • $164 goal

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My Students

The students in my science classes are a diverse group of kids that put in maximum effort on a daily basis. As a teacher, I have seen so many of my students struggle to pay attention when asked to sit still all day, everyday. To help my students manage their wiggles, I allow them to stand when needed as well as frequent breaks. I'm hoping to use Donorschoose.org to gather a class set of kick bands and stress balls to help students who prefer sitting, but still have need of a focus tool.

The extraordinary energy and commitment to work my students show always blows me away.

They all want to do well in school and are working to get themselves out of the inner city. Being able to add to their educational experience is one of my major commitments. Kick bands and stress balls will give each of my students an additional leg-up.

My Project

Focus tools such as kick bands and stress balls will give my students a helpful way to focus their wiggles and succeed in school on a daily basis. Students will be able to stay in their seats, complete assignments faster and find more confidence in the classroom as they use these stress relievers.

Imagine the comfort a set of kick bands will give to students feeling the stress of an exam or who are worried about a presentation.

Kick bands and other focus tools have proven to boost academic success with students who struggle. With academic success being such a struggle for my students, your gift could make an incredible difference.

Ms. Rettke
Grades 6-8
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
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Mesh Squishy Ball (25 Pack) • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (2-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Puffer Balls (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59

Materials cost

$107.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.55

Total project goal

$163.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$163.67

3 Donors

-$100.51

Donations toward project cost

-$87.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.83

match offer

-$60.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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