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Mrs. Reed from Knoxville TN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Who Knew Sitting Down Could Be So Fun?

My students need specialized seating and positioning equipment due to physical impairments.

  • $341 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is made up of around 20 students ranging in age from 14-22. All of our students have various physical and intellectual disabilities. They require intensive special education services provided by a group of caring educators. Most of our students come from low-income families.The focus of our classroom is help students prepare for the future in the best way possible for them. We provide opportunities for them to get work experience, and learn social skills as well as life skills. Many of our students will never be able to live and work independently as adults, but our goal is help them be as self-sufficient as possible.

Although our students live with severe disabilities they are sweet, kind, loving, fun, hardworking, and have a desire to learn.

They love to work in our community and help others. They enjoy reading and playing games. Some of their favorite activities are socializing and cooking.

My Project

The Gaiam Balance Ball Chairs were chosen for our special needs classroom to allow students access to specialized seating and positioning. This equipment will provide students with a range of movement while participating in class activities. It will help meet the needs of our students with autism and other sensory issues by providing the ability to sit at a table and bounce or push on pressure points. Students with ADD or ADHD will be able to focus without being required to sit perfectly still. In addition, this specialized seating will help all of our students to improve their balance, posture, and attention.

This equipment will help students to stay focused and engaged.

Additionally, these materials will help students manage anxiety, improve motor skills, and offers sensory encounters.

Mrs. Reed
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Classic Yoga Ball Chair with 52cm Stability Ball, Pump & Exercise Guide for Home or Office, Wasabi • Amazon Business $63.98 4 $255.92

Materials cost

$255.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$289.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.13

Total project goal

$340.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$340.89

6 Donors

-$290.89

Donations toward project cost

-$247.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.63

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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