Bungee for Me

Progress:
  • Project Cost: $189.32
  • Funded to Date: $189.32 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: December 26, 2017
  • Teacher Name: Angela Pickens
  • School: Springfield Option Site
  • Grade Level: Elementary
  • Description:

    Bungee chairs are a nice sensory chair for students with behavioral difficulties. The students are able to move around more freely while in a sitting position. Throughout independent reading time and for some severely challenged students, daily assignments can be completed on their lap in the fun chair. When stimulating sensory opportunities are offered to struggling students, it tends to alleviate the stress of inferiority among peers.

  • Planned Use for Funds: I would like to have 4 chairs in my classroom environment. Our classroom is small and the students are close in proximity. Having the bungee chairs will offer wider proximity and the ability to move them around the room as well as relocate them within the open area when available.
  • Need Represented: Meeting the student where they presently are by strengthening the student's self-esteem and behavioral needs. Using these chairs will offer physical alterations to their typical learning environment.
  • Academic Impact: The students I serve are quite behind in their academic progress. No one student is functioning at his/her current grade level. Most students have many gaps in most subjects. They come in guarded, insecure and uncomfortable. When they are given the flexibility to relax, slow down the learning curve and have alternative settings, learning can begin.
  • Student Population: All of my elementary students live in a Residential Treatment Facility in Springfield, MO. The students are in State of Missouri custody, and typically in and out of foster placements. Their behaviors are more extreme and severe. Their learning has been interrupted severely, at times, due to numerous transitions.
  • Items in this Project:

    CAMPZIO Bungee Chair Round (RED): $53.,95
    PEARINGTON Sports Round bungee (BLACK): $49.53
    GIANTEX Folding Round Bungee Chair: $38.99
    CAMPZIO Bungee Dish Chair (NAVY): $46.85

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