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

Wigglers Need More Than Your Traditional Chairs!

Help me give my students the ability to move while they work with flexible seating. Many of my students have attention and movement struggles that require them to move and wiggle while they work.

  • $698 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are curious, energetic and full of questions! They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges that allow them to move while they learn! They come to school each day excited to learn in our family atmosphere. They each hold a piece of my heart and are the reasons I get up every morning to do my job.

So many of my students have stories ridden with challenges they've had to overcome that many adults haven't had to encounter.

They show up ready to learn in spite of everything that's happened and happening in their little lives.

Our school is nestled on the Texas gulf in an area where many families struggle to provide the basics for their children.

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly. We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, cooperative learning opportunities, and project styles to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are!

These children are precious and deserve every ounce of help they receive so they can break the cycle of poverty and abuse and rise up to be incredible, achieving citizens.

My Project

These ball seats allow my students to safely wiggle and move while they are crafting their essays, reading, working together on social studies projects and more. Currently, students are falling over because they lean back in traditional chairs. They are constantly jeopardizing their own safety and the safety of those around them because they just can't help themselves. It's an absent-minded reflex to wiggle and lean. Making sure students are safe and comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are allowed the freedom of movement. They are more engaged and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at a standard seat.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are allowed to wiggle and move during the day.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them the ability to wiggle and lean in a safe way. The ball seats are a stable way to allow movement. These will be extremely beneficial for my students who only get 15 minutes of recess a day!

I have seen how movement can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the ball seats will help us grow even more!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 8 $159.92
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $16.51 8 $132.08
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.43 8 $131.44
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 $16.43 8 $131.44

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