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Mr. Maratea from Meriden CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ants In My Pants

Help me give my students flexible seating in the classroom using tall tables for students who can't sit for long periods and calculators to keep on the them.

  • $701 goal

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My Students

Math is a subject students either love or hate. My goal is to build relationships with my students and then get them to slowly realize that we are all in this together. It is not one teacher and 25 students, it is 26 teachers.

The power of having the right tools helps students feel comfortable and ready to work.

All people have strengths and weaknesses. Students just need to realize we are all here to learn and improve together. My goal is to build relationships with my students and help them reach their full potential.

My Project

In this project, I am asking for 2 adjustable tables and calculators to store on them. Some students just can't sit for 45-60 minute periods and become disengaged, fidgety and off task when they are uncomfortable. This leads to a lack of understanding, work completion and ultimately lower grades.

During the class, if a student feels like they need to stand, these tables will give up to 6 students the ability to stand in the room, without distracting others, and stay engaged in the lessons.

I am hoping that the flexible seating options will eliminate one barrier to some students not succeeding in my room. My students currently sit in groups and have calculators at their tables. The 5 calculators will be left on these table as a tool if students need them.

Mr. Maratea
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Iceberg ICE69314 ARC 5-foot Adjustable Height Rectangular Conference Table, 30" x 60", Walnut/Gray Leg • Amazon Business $245.95 2 $491.90
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS 2-Line Scientific Calculator, Black with Blue Accents • Amazon Business $12.97 5 $64.85

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