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Mrs. Ernster from Germantown WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle and Wobble While We Work

Help me give my students flexible seating options, such as balance balls and wiggle seats, to promote learning and success in the classroom.

  • $547 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a fun, energetic group first grade students in a public, suburban school in Wisconsin. They are excited to learn and come to school each day full of wonder and curiosity.

My kids love learning, which makes me love teaching!

I enjoy making learning a fun, meaningful experience for my students. Each of my students learns differently and I strive to provide instruction and a learning environment that can meet the needs of all my students.

The school and district I teach in strive to see all students succeed. I love how dedicated the teachers and parents are. We all work together to help our students achieve.

My Project

As a teacher my goal is to see my students make progress and succeed in and out of the classroom. It is my job to deliver quality instruction to students and help them do their best to achieve academic goals. I feel students not only need quality instruction to be successful, but also a comfortable work environment. I hope to provide this to my students by offering them flexible seating options.

Just as all students learn differently, each student is comfortable working in a different position.

Some students can focus better while standing, while others would prefer to work sitting on the floor. Flexible seating offers students the choice of how they can work comfortably in order to stay focused and be successful. Some options I would like to offer my students include wiggle seats, kick bands to keep their legs moving, cushions for those who prefer to work on the floor, and balance balls.

There are many benefits of flexible seating in the classroom. It allows students to change their location and positions as needed. It allows students to focus on their work, not the uncomfortable chair they may be sitting in. Students also have the opportunity to work with others in the classroom as they are moving about and changing seating. Flexible seating can also teach students to be responsible for making choices that best help them learn and be successful.

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
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, 45cm • Amazon Business $15.43 6 $92.58
2 Pack - Inflated Stability Balance Disc, Including Free Pump - Bulk Packaging • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Bounce Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 3 $83.97
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $61.61 1 $61.61

Materials cost

$428.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$464.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.98

Total project goal

$546.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$546.53

10 Donors

-$394.00

Donations toward project cost

-$334.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.10

Matching donations from our partners

-$152.53

Match offers toward project cost

-$129.65

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.88

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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