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Mrs. Hewes from Worcester MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggling and Wobbling In Our ASD Classroom

My students need flexible seating to help them focus and process information.

  • $917 goal

This project expired on August 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Special Education Teacher in a low-income/high poverty school with nearly 700 students in grades Pre-K to 6th. Eighty-four percent are high needs. Fifty-eight percent of our students are economically disadvantaged, thirty-four percent are students with disabilities and forty-eight percent are English language learners. Our school houses numerous programs for children with Autism. As you can see we are a community of diverse learners.

My students, who are all diagnosed with autism, are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom.

They are very kind, caring, enthusiastic and eager to learn. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things exciting and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences that will help them believe in themselves and be successful.

My Project

Alternative seating has been proven to assist children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder improve in-seat behavior and assists them with focusing and completing tasks. For these reasons, I am asking for flexible seating options for my students.

Having these wobble chairs and stress ball chairs will mean that all of my students will have seating options that will improve their on-task time, help them remain calm when sensory overload sets in and decrease meltdowns.

Kore Patented Wobble Chairs are made for children who like to wiggle and wobble while they sit. They are safe, stable chairs with rounded bases that allow students a little movement without tipping over. Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chairs are kid-sized seats for improving concentration & focus. These exercise ball chairs help to reduce restlessness, fidgeting and prevent boredom and include backs that will make them safe for my young, active students.

For my students, who all have been diagnosed with ASD and sensory processing disorders, these seating options will help them learn so much easier and create a calm, exciting, learning environment where they can thrive.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Grey/Orange • Amazon Business $58.06 6 $348.36
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Yellow - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $64.95 2 $129.90
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Red - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $64.95 2 $129.90
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $64.95 2 $129.90

Materials cost

$738.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$779.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.49

Total project goal

$916.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$916.62

1 Donor

-$458.30

Donations toward project cost

-$389.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.74

match offer

-$458.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$389.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.75

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$0.00

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