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Mrs. Mendez from Houston TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating to Keep Us Healthy

Help me give my students 2 standing desks, 4 portable laptop desks, and 4 balance ball chairs for having a complete flexible classroom!

  • $964 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with two wonderful groups of First Graders! My students are English Language Learners in a low-income, at-risk, Title I school; 80% of my students receive free or reduced lunch. We have limited resources, but my students enthusiastic desire to learn is limitless.

My students have a dream to become our future nurses, policemen and teachers; and I want to help them reach their goals !

The diversity in my classroom is not only defined by language and culture, but also by learning styles and special needs. I have always adjusted my teaching to my students' necessities; now it is time to continue adjusting our classroom physical environment to a flexible one to help my little ones to be more focused and successful.

My Project

The resources I chose for my project will allow my students to select among a variety of seating options. The Stand-Up Desks will help my students to reduce sedentary time and improve their physical health while their are focus in our lessons. The Balance Ball Chairs will benefit students who needs to wiggle in order to improve their learning. The Surf-Portable Lap Desk will be another flexible alternative to do their best job.

I am sure each one of the donations will tremendously add to my students' engagement on their learning processes.

By having a Flexible Classroom with multiple choices, my students will be more active, engaged, enthusiastic, and confident. They will have the opportunity to decide on the "best classroom place" for doing their "best academic work".

Mrs. Mendez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 1201BE Alphabetter Stand-Up Desk with Swinging Footrest Bar, 28" x 20" Standard Top, Black Frame/Beige Top • Amazon Business $186.31 2 $372.62
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Blue/Green • Amazon Business $69.98 4 $279.92
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $31.19 2 $62.38
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $31.18 2 $62.36

Materials cost

$777.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$818.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.52

Total project goal

$963.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$963.46

1 Donor

-$963.46

Donations toward project cost

-$818.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$144.52

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$0.00

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