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Mrs. Thompson from Casselberry FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While We Work

Help me give my students the opportunity to wiggle while they work. Today more than ever before my students have such a hard time with focusing on their work. Their bodies are just aching to move!

  • $546 goal

This project expired on January 5, 2020.

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My Students

I work in a departmentalized school and teach ELA and social studies. Between both of my classes I have a combined 38 students. My sweet kiddos love to move and I try to incorporate movement as much as possible in my classroom through the use of brain breaks and decreasing the amount of seat work I assign. Unfortunately, it is not possible to do brain breaks and centers all day long and when my kiddos do need to sit down they have a very hard time focusing and paying attention. I often have to remind them to pick their heads up off the desk. Sometimes they are so desperate to move they literally just fall out of their seats .

My Project

Studies have proven that students in today’s generation are not getting enough exercise. This lack of exercise severely impacts their ability to focus I a general classroom setting. Their little bodies are just aching to move. If you and I can’t possibly sit still that long and pay attention how can we expect eight and nine-year-olds to do the same. Help me kill two birds with one stone by allowing them the opportunity to wiggle while they work. These exercise balls will allow the students to wiggle, roll, and bounce while still being able to focus on their work in front of them. Thus increasing focus and productivity.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 38 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA513DC - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 1 $142.44
LA487DC - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 1 $142.44
LA486DC - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 1 $142.44

Materials cost

$427.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$463.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.83

Total project goal

$545.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$545.56

1 Donor

-$398.00

Donations toward project cost

-$338.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.70

match offer

-$147.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.13

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$0.00

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