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Mrs. Mullin from Warwick RI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggling and Learning

My students need Balance Balls to help them get the wiggles out while learning.

  • $172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Play is talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." -Fred Rodgers

This quote describes exactly what kindergarten students need to do to increase their learning.

My students are energetic five- and six-year-old children who need a variety of ways to learn. For many, English is their second language, and, because of their different learning styles, most of our day centers around hands-on learning. My school is one of a few schools in the district that has an ELL (English Language Learners) program.

My Project

Kindergarten is no longer about play, and students are expected to sit and learn for extended periods of time. Five- and six-year-old children need to move, and these balance balls will allow for movement.

My students crave sensory input while they are learning.

The balance balls I am requesting will allow this. Students can bounce and wiggle without having to get up and move around the classroom. We currently have playground balls in milk crates to simulate the balance balls. The balls are not deflating due to the fact they are not meant for the purpose we use them for. I would love to be able to have my students use them for the purpose they are meant for which is outside play.

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

This project will reach 22 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA484 - Flex-Space 17" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $113.94 1 $113.94

Materials cost

$113.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$145.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.70

Total project goal

$171.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$171.35

2 Donors

-$83.47

Donations toward project cost

-$74.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.77

match offer

-$83.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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