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Mrs. Konarek
Grades PreK-2
  • Vista Academy-Elgin
  • Elgin, TX
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

We Need Stability Balls!

My students need 21 stability balls to replace their chairs in our classroom! They will provide a safe way to release all the wiggles that children naturally have.

My Students

Do you know how hard it is to focus when you have so much energy to release? Stability balls help students let out that unwanted energy allowing them to focus better in class!

I have 21 wonderful and energetic kindergarteners.

We do not have activity classes for our students to go to and we have very limited resources at our school. Needless to say, we are cooped up in a very small classroom for most of the day. Our school is only two years old and still has a long way to go to provide our students with resources they need to be completely successful. We can use all the help we can get!

My Project

My students want and need 21 stability balls to sit on during the day! There are 3 main purposes for using the ball chairs and incorporating movement into the classroom: 1. Movement increases blood flow to the brain, which is better for brain function (and learning!). 2. Movement helps children "get the wiggles out" which aides their natural need to move. This helps them focus by expending the excess energy they build up throughout the day. 3. Sitting on a stability ball supports and builds core muscles. This also helps develop large motor muscles, which support small motor muscles (think writing and hand strength). My students will be able to focus longer and retain more information throughout the day with these stability balls.

This would mean so much to my students.

This project will help my students become better learners everyday and would greatly increase the chances that they will grow up loving school. Please help us learn and grow as kindergarteners!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALL INFLATABLE THERAPY AND EXERCISE 55CM • School Specialty $18.99 21 $398.79

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This project will reach 21 students.

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