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Ms. D. from Wilmington DE is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Increasing Focus and Physical Activity

My students need a stand-up desk and two active stools for more opportunities for age-appropriate self-regulation in the classroom.

  • $499 goal

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My Students

My sixth graders are going through a very tough transitional year, the transition from elementary school to middle school. From the same classroom all day long, to a new class every 90 minutes. Lockers, no recess, and lengthy projects are among several of the new middle school challenges. Not to mention, these students are also learning how to succeed with a disability.

The students in my classroom are students with learning, emotional disabilities, and other health impairments.

Many of them have experienced trauma in their lives and have difficulty coming to school. Our classes serve students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder, and specific learning disabilities. The typical student in my class reads at a third grade level, and many struggle with math fact fluency. My students also need motor movement opportunities to help them focus.

My Project

My students need more opportunities for self-regulation. Earlier this year, I received two bicycle workstations through DonorsChoose.org. I could write for pages about how successful the workstations have been in my classroom. My students have done such a wonderful job taking turns and taking ownership of the bicycles that I want to provide them with more opportunities to regulate themselves during instruction. I have firsthand seen behaviors decrease, focus increase, and a sense of classroom community grow through the roof.

Regular physical activity can help children and adolescents improve fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and can reduce the risk of some developing health conditions such as obesity and heart disease.

Unfortunately, many of our youth spend more time indoors and less time being physically active. After seeing the benefits of just two bicycle workstations in my classroom, I know my students need more opportunities to physically regulate.

Having a standing desk along with two flexible stools in the classroom will give my special education students an opportunity to regulate in an age-appropriate way, while maintaining focus during instruction.

Ms. D.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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 $225.99 1 $225.99
ECR4Kids ACE Active Core Engagement Stool for Kids, 20-Inch H, Black • Amazon Business $80.89 2 $161.78

Materials cost

$387.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$423.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.75

Total project goal

$498.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$498.34

2 Donors

-$498.34

Donations toward project cost

-$423.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.75

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$0.00

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