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Mrs. Seyle from Charleston SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wobble, Wobble, Let's Get Balanced!

My students need an active learning classroom. These items I am requesting help develop core balance and stability. A stable core improves focus.

  • $850 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 2nd grade classroom is an active learning environment. We are moving throughout the day and many of our activities are hands on and STEM related. I'm interested in the research that shows that children today have weak core balance due to lack of mobility. A stable core creates a balanced mind.

I teach at a partial magnet school.

I love my school because it is a real world environment. I have students in my class from all walks of life, all ethnicities and all socioeconomic backgrounds. In my classroom, I also have a wide range of academic abilities. I have students performing below grade level who come to me with a strong desire to learn. I also have students performing far above grade level and have everything they could ever need. All of us work together as a family. That is what makes our school so unique.

My Project

The materials I am asking for are research proven to help improve focus and productivity with students. Children today have far less core balance and strength than children just a decade ago due to the lack of play. Children are more homebound and tied to technology than ever before. The days of riding bikes and playing outside for hours are becoming more and more rare. All children from all walks of life are affected by this. This directly effects their ability to focus and learn. Research states that if we can develop and strengthen the core and improve balance that the natural ability to better focus will follow. The stability discs I am trying to get allow children to naturally balance and therefore better focus. Ultimately this creates a stable core and a brain more open to learning. The wobble stools serve the same purpose. My ultimate goal is to develop the whole child and provide a variety of modalities to ensure success.

My goal is to help students develop their bodies and minds at a young age.

The inability to focus is quickly becoming an epidemic in our society. By providing a very simple seat which helps to develop core strength and balance we are taking away the battle children unknowingly face to stay balanced and learn. A stronger core leads directly to a stronger brain. If the child is not focusing on keeping his/her body in balance, he/she can focus on learning in the classroom.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
13" Stability Disc - Blue - ²BQZDZ • Amazon $13.50 25 $337.50
Kore WOBBLE Chair - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon $49.95 6 $299.70

Materials cost

$637.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$721.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.36

Total project goal

$849.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$849.04

9 Donors

-$617.00

Donations toward project cost

-$558.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.80

match offer

-$192.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$163.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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