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Mrs. McFadden from Keytesville MO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle and Learn!

My students need ball chairs, wobble chairs, and balance balls for the freedom to wiggle while they learn! I will be able to improve my students' concentration with flexible seating!

  • $559 goal

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My Students

My students become very excited when presented with the chance to use new technology, which is relevant in our grade level because we now have 1-1 Macbooks!

Our 5th grade is comprised of 9 amazing students, and living in a high-poverty rural area doesn't stop them from having high expectations of themselves and accomplishing their goals!

I am very proud of the growth I see in my students every year, and how they go to 6th grade prepared and ready to keep learning more.

I am hoping to give my students every opportunity that schools in more advantaged areas have, and with our district's limited budget, this can be challenging. If I can close the "achievement gap" even minutely for my students, every effort will be worth it!

My Project

Environment shapes experience, and that's no less true in the classroom. When I need to get work done, I like to sit on the couch or find that comfortable spot in my house. The same goes for students. It may be at a table or in a quiet corner where they work the best.

My students are very into trying new things as am I!

My students need alternate seating in the classroom to help them find a space that works best for them. The 2 wobble chairs, 4 balance chairs, and 4 yoga balls will make them more comfortable. There are so many positives to flexible seating. Flexible seating allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength. In turn, this burns more calories and increases metabolism. It also helps keep young minds more alert and focused. Another perk is that it will improve their posture!

Mrs. McFadden
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and, Black • Amazon Business $69.98 3 $209.94
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Pre-Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Black • Amazon Business $77.95 2 $155.90
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 $17.99 4 $71.96

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