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Mrs. Hall from Killeen TX is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While You Work!

My students need 15 chair balls to increase blood flow and to have the freedom to move when working, which will increase their ability to focus and stay engaged.

  • $594 goal

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My Students

I teach special education skills. While dealing with certain challenges that Autism can bring, we have fun and grow every day. At the end of the school year, I want my students to be independent and make progress on their specific educational goals.

"Some children may need a behavioral approach, whereas other children may need a sensory approach," Temple Grandin, autistic activist.

A typical day in my classroom is full of fun, exciting, and I'm always trying to create engaging ways to learn. Learning in a traditional classroom where students sit quietly and work at their desks in standard chairs all day is not effective. By changing from chairs to chair balls, students will improve behaviorally and academically.

My Project

Too often, I hear teachers asking students to "Sit down, be quiet, and sit still." My Skills class is the complete opposite. We play, we move around, and we are expressive. I give my students as many opportunities as possible to move around throughout the classroom so they do not become restless. Their greatest difficulty throughout the day is when it is time to focus on independent work at their desks. Chair balls will provide students the opportunity to wiggle while they work, which will lead to better behavior, better focus for academics, and improvements in posture.

Many studies have been performed on the effectiveness of chair balls in the classrooms.

Chair balls provide students with the freedom to wiggle while they work. Studies have also shown that when students sit on chair balls, both sides of their brains are engaged in keeping their bodies centered on the balls. When the brain is stimulated, it's more focused on learning. Chair balls can meet their demands for releasing extra energy and fidgeting.

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Mrs. Hall
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 11 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHAIR BALL 55CM ORANGE • School Specialty $28.39 15 $425.85

Materials cost

$425.85

Vendor shipping charges

$42.58

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.09

Total project goal

$593.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.91

5 Donors

-$246.95

Donations toward project cost

-$209.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.04

Matching donations from our partners

-$346.95

Match offers toward project cost

-$294.91

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.04

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$0.00

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