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Mrs. Zinnel from Fullerton CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ergonomic Classroom

My students need a small group table and stools along with tables that provide a work space for encouraging standing or moving while learning.

  • $1,227 goal

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My Students

"Sitting still is overrated. It makes sense for the opera or for meditating, but in most classrooms and child care centers, it's given far more honor than it deserves. Children need to move." ~Tom Hunter, National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The 34 students in Room 15 are very active 6th graders.

They are curious and willing to try new ideas, as well as explore new concepts. Hermosa Drive is an amazingly diverse campus with GATE (3-6), Regular Education(K-6) and Special Education classrooms (K-6). Our classroom sometimes has 6 to 7 more special education students that mainstream into the room for science and math. My students are amazingly giving, generous and patient. This is reflected to the campus as a whole with its diverse population.

My Project

With 34 children all working together in a small classroom environment, there is very little space besides the desks and the floor. With the high table, stools and desks that move in heights, we will be able to have small group interventions that will encourage standing, kneeling and moving while we work. It gives the students an alternative to what is in the classroom - chairs and desks. The more cafe like tables will support this class of energetic students. The teacher will also be able to work by standing at one of the tables in order to run small groups and still monitor a very busy classroom. Currently, the teachers runs groups on the floor or at the desks, which doesn't promote the ability to see and hear all the students' concerns with ease.

The furniture will give the students and teacher a more ergonomic classroom that will encourage movement and activity.

The students will be more engaged in their lessons with the freedom to sit or stand while they work.

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Mrs. Zinnel
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 41 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco AlphaBetter Beige Desktop with out Book Box, 26"- 42"H x 36"W x 24"D • Staples Advantage $250.00 2 $500.00
Flash Furniture 24''Wx42''L X-Base Rectangular Table Set W/4 Ladder Back Bar Stools, Natural/Black • Staples Advantage $415.29 1 $415.29

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