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  • $472 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Callanta
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Wobble Chairs! No more Tired Bottoms!

My students need five Wobble Chairs and two yoga balls to give them seating options that are better than the traditional hard chair. This addresses motor and sensory needs that many students with disabilities have.

My Students

My students have mild/moderate disabilities and are in a special day class. Our school is a Title 1 and Title 3 school with 82.7% of the students qualifying for free/reduced lunch, and 68.2% of the students are English Language Learners. Most of my students receive food bags for the weekends and come from migrant families.

Having a disability does not mean a child lacks intelligence, it just means the child is gifted in different ways.

My students are fun, energetic, sweet, and hardworking. We focus on building on their strengths and overcoming weaknesses.

I am fortunate that I get to be their teacher. Many of my students have concentration and sensory issues. I knew I wanted a kinesthetic desks for my students to use, but I also saw that they were cost prohibitive. So I began researching other options and found awesome Wobble chairs which help meet the needs of my students. Just as I get tired of seating in a hard chair, so do my students.

My Project

My students have disabilities that affect their motor and sensory skills. While Kinesthetic desks are nice, they are extremely expensive. So, in my class, we are working on adding alternative seating options. The students will get to choose what kind of chair to sit in at any given point throughout the day. What is important is that these chairs help with the natural wiggles my students have, along with giving them a choice in what works best for their own learning. Only 20 minutes in a hard chair isn't comfortable, why would we expect 8-11 year olds to sit in them for 1-2 hours at a time?

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.49 5 $297.45
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Balance Ball, Lime • Amazon Business $18.67 2 $37.34

Materials cost

$334.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$400.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.67

Total project goal

$471.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$471.11

8 Donors

-$245.46

Donations toward project cost

-$223.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.82

match offer

-$208.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$176.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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