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Ms. G. from Bloomington IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle! Wiggle! Bounce!

My students need exercise balls to wiggle and bounce while learning!

  • $441 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats. In our classroom, we light the fire by meeting the needs of our students whenever possible. Our classroom in a family. We learn from each other and respect our differences.

My students come from all different backgrounds, which makes for a fantastic learning family.

We are a bilingual, Title I school in a suburban-like area. Our school is 75% free/reduced-price lunch. As a school, we strive to build relationships with parents and community members. These relationships provide us with much-needed classroom volunteers and occasional resources. Our ultimate goal is to educate each student to achieve personal excellence.

My Project

In today's world, students find it difficult to sit still and focus on one task. They need to keep their bodies moving in order to keep their minds engaged. Our classroom has a few alternative seats already, but I would love to give every student the opportunity to wiggle.

When students can fidget and wiggle, their attention span grows!

Adding more exercise balls to my classroom will allow me to reach all my students. They can move while listening to a math lesson, collaborating with their tablemates, or working independently. The addition of handheld fidgets will allow my fourth-graders to chose when they need the extra stimulation. They will be able to pick a fidget from a basket and take it to where they are working.

My students work all over the classroom. The floor seats and floor mat will allow students to be more comfortable while reading independently or working together.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA487 - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 1 $142.44
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Mermaid Bracelet for Party Favors, Christmas Gift Sequin Bracelets -Magic Party Supplies Favors Slap Bracelet For Women, Girls and Kids (SDK019) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles, Black • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
FIDGET TOYS(Package of 10, 5 colors) Stress Relieve toy, Focus Enhance, Soothing Marble Fidgets for Children and Adults, has helped with ADHD ADD OCD Autism, Depressions and Anxiety disorders • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$339.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$374.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.08

Total project goal

$440.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$440.55

8 Donors

-$431.73

Donations toward project cost

-$374.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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