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Ms. P. from Lowell OH is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While We Work

My students need alternative seating options like Kore Wobble chairs, balance balls, and desk bands to focus their energy. Lap desks and clip boards also give them the ability to stand and work around the room.

  • $573 goal

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My Students

Hello from our rural classroom in Ohio! I currently teach third and fourth grade math and science, and I'm entering my fifth year of teaching. I typically have about 40 students.

Though we have a dedicated teachers and administrators, an active PTO, and many generous community members, the truth is this: there is not enough funding to dive into new methods that can help our students do their best.

In our rural area, many families struggle financially and don't have the option of providing personal equipment for their children to use at school.

While we have a few resources to encourage focused fidgeting, we simply cannot purchase enough materials to reach an entire classroom. My students would benefit greatly from resources that allow for quiet movement.

My Project

Little minds need their little feet to MOVE to make the most out of school! In our small school, we are divided into complexes, where one giant room has been partitioned into smaller "rooms" with partial walls and no doors! This can make concentration very difficult, even for adults. My students love the ability to "fidget," but we can't do many loud movement activities due to our setup.

The materials I have requested will allow my students to focus their fidgeting and move while they learn and work, without being disruptive to others.

The Kore Wobble chairs and balance balls allow for active seating, so students can wiggle while they work. The Bouncy Bands for desks allow my foot tappers to move all they'd like, without the noise! The lap desks and clipboards allow students to stand or move away from their desks while they work.

From the time we are born, we learn through engaging our senses. Research has found that alternative seating that gives students the ability to wiggle, stand, or even sit away from a traditional desk promotes on-task behavior and can improve performance.

Ms. P.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Green (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 2 $159.98
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Blue) • Amazon Business $12.71 10 $127.10
Laptop Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Kids Young Color(Orange) • Amazon Business $18.99 5 $94.95
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 $19.98 2 $39.96
12 Clipboards – CLEAR Flat Clip with Ruler – 9" x 12.5" • Amazon Business $28.31 1 $28.31

Materials cost

$450.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$487.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.95

Total project goal

$573.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$573.00

8 Donors

-$548.00

Donations toward project cost

-$465.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.20

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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