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Mrs. Berges & Hinds from Litchfield Park AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggling Our Way Toward Improvement

My students need wiggle seats to help keep them focused for 55 minute class periods. The learning is intense and essential. We believe these chairs could help keep our students focused and engaged.

  • $1,570 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of the toughest challenges in teaching is keeping our students focused and engaged in their learning. These challenges are then added to other struggles such as learning disabilities and physical disabilities. We have had several recommendations from other teachers to look into Engagement Stools after multiple attempts to add tennis balls and pool noodles to the bottom of classroom chairs to keep our wiggling students moving while working.

We were able to see them in action with students that struggle with attention.

The outcome is amazing how the focus shifts from creating a rocking chair out of a stable chair to focusing on classwork while rocking calmly in a safer student wiggle seat. The Engagement Stools we have found would be both safe and effective in meeting this need. It is very encouraging knowing we could relieve some attention issues and focus more on student learning with these chairs.

Our students deserve the best environment to learn in. We truly believe that these seats will help.

My Project

Mrs. Hinds (Resource Teacher) and myself (Reading Specialist) have been working together for the last 10 years. We have worked very hard to grow our students in the areas of reading, writing, and math. Our population of students include children on IEP's and students that are not on IEP's but need a little extra assistance in those subject areas. The students qualify for our intervention program through various assessments. Our students are in grades K-5. The intensity of our program grows with age and need of the individual student.

Our students may struggle in various subjects, but we are confident that we can get them to grown in confidence and their academic abilities.

Over the years we have had many success stories that have made us very passionate about our jobs. We have made it a priority to give our students small group instruction time four days out of the school week. This small group time allows them to work with peers that are similar in ability. We can see their academic potential when they are working within these groups. Our students appreciate their small group time and attention. They want to be successful, and enjoy the extra assistance.

Mrs. Berges & Hinds
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids ACE Active Core Engagement Stool for Kids, 18-Inch H - Seafoam • Amazon Business $100.00 12 $1,200.00

Materials cost

$1,200.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$85.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,333.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$235.38

Total project goal

$1,569.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,569.18

6 Donors

-$1,410.35

Donations toward project cost

-$1,206.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$204.05

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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