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Mrs. Wells from Star ID is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle, Rock, Bounce and Fidget to Success

Help me give my students active seating and tools that provide opportunities to rock, bounce, wiggle and fidget their way to support their learning.

  • $447 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come to school every day ready to explore new ideas, strategies, and make connections to each other as they learn to develop new concepts. With all this amazing energy comes a variety of social, emotional, and physical needs as well. They want to learn but are sometimes faced with a challenge of “I’ve got to keep my body and hands moving.”

Every student deserves the chance to learn on an equal playing field.

Though I try my best to meet the needs of my 3rd grade students, there are some tools that would make a HUGE difference in supporting their learning.

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to make choices while they are learning. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works best for them. My students are choosing to work in a variety of locations around the room on a daily basis using different tables and sitting on the floor with clip boards. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them.

I know that my students would be more engaged if they had the options of flexible seating and sensory tools available.

Joe Russell, Principal at Washington Elementary School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, says, “There’s a lot of research showing an increase in student focus and engagement. It may seem counterintuitive, but the more kids are allowed to wiggle, rock, and bounce, the more their brains pay attention.”

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them alternative seating options, safe outlets to chew on for those who have the need to chew, and hand-held options for fidgety students. I believe that every student deserves the tools they need to help them focus, stay attentive and reach the goals set before them.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Age Range 7-12 - Flexible Seating Classroom - 17.75" Tall - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture – Red • Amazon Business $64.99 2 $129.98
Trideer Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball with Base for Home and Office Desk, Ball Seat, Flexible Seating with Ring & Pump, Improves Balance, Back Pain, Core Strength & Posture(Ball with Ring • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98
Busy Bands : Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet : Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity : Size: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Thick to Support Kicking (20) • Amazon Business $40.50 1 $40.50
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (33cm Matte Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Sensory Chew Necklace Bundle - Silicone Chewies for Autism, Teething, ADHD , Biting, Oral Motor Chewy Stick/Tube Toy Jewelry for Boys, Girls, Kids, Adults - by SENSO MINDS (5 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Impresa Products 500 Piece Pack of Monkey String (Jumbo Pack) - Wax Yarn Toy • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Chewable Pencil Toppers - Discreet Chewy Tubes for Kids and Adults by Munchables (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
FATHER.SON FIDGET TOYS(Package of 8 Random Color) Relieves Stress And Anxiety for Children and Adults - Soothing Marble Fidgets Help With Autism and ADHD - #1 Therapist Recommended! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$325.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$379.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.04

Total project goal

$446.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$446.96

7 Donors

-$317.55

Donations toward project cost

-$273.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.88

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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