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Mrs. Brown from Benicia CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While You Work

My students need stability balls, lapboards, and floor pillows for flexible seating options.

  • $514 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am lucky enough to work with 24 curious, excited, and loving first graders everyday! My first graders attend a public elementary school in Northern California. Our school is one of four TK-5 campuses in our town. Our school is focusing on College Readiness, letting each student know they will have the option to attend college if they choose to do so. We work hard each and every day to ensure that all of our students are given opportunities where they will be successful, contributing members of their community.

My Project

"Sitting still is overrated. It makes sense for the opera or for meditating, but in most classrooms and child care centers, it’s given far more honor than it deserves. Children need to move. Movement is one of the ways brains develop." -Tom Hunter

I work with 24 wiggly first graders everyday.

I feel like I am constantly asking my students to be still or to calm their body so they can be safe. Many teachers and researchers are now finding that allowing students choice and movement in where they sit can greatly improve behavior and academic performance. With growing research telling me that my students SHOULD be wiggling, I need to adapt my classroom to meet my students' needs. I would like to create an environment in which my students can be active and safe. Just like students have different learning styles, they have different physical needs when it comes to learning. Using the stability balls, lapboards, and floor pillows will allow my students the flexibility to wiggle while they work!

Donations to this project will allow me to give my students freedom and choice of seating that best meets their needs as a student. The more freedom and choice I can provide my students, the more they will learn and grow!

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Mrs. Brown
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CF189 - Comfy Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Balance Ball, Blue • Amazon Business $19.98 6 $119.88
Romanoff Lap Tray, Lime • Amazon Business $19.80 6 $118.80

Materials cost

$367.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$436.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.09

Total project goal

$513.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$513.93

2 Donors

-$513.93

Donations toward project cost

-$436.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.09

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$0.00

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