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Mx. Wilson from Eugene OR is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make My Classroom Less Institutional!

My students need an inviting place to learn and feel good about themselves.

  • $939 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach math, so students already usually have their guard up when they come into the room. Many of my students also have experienced some form of trauma: hunger, neglect, physical and emotional abuse. They're already struggling to get through their day; and school (especially math class) can feel like a scary, stressful place.

Our students are ethnically diverse, and there is a high percentage of students coming from a background of low socio-economic status.

One of our public high school's goals is to create and expand rigorous and equitable programs of study with high expectations for all students. Specifically, one of our objectives is to increase the number of all students from traditionally under-represented groups enrolled in honors, IB, Higher Math, and dual credit classes. For these students to succeed in these classes, they must first really want to be in school.

My Project

I would like to purchase 7 standing tables to offer as flexible seating in my classroom. These tables do not look like "school desks." In addition, standing up while working increases blood flow to the brain and will help students stay more alert and engaged.

I am trying to transform my classroom into a warm, comfortable space where students want to linger.

A major component of that is making it look less like an institutional environment and more like someplace you might want to hang out. Reduced lighting, flexible seating, and some music playing help to reduce stress. Helping my students feel more relaxed and welcome through a mellow environment will help them be more receptive to learning.

Mx. Wilson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Z-Line Designs Caelen Multi-Use Standing Desk, Black • Amazon Business $108.03 7 $756.21

Materials cost

$756.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$797.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.74

Total project goal

$938.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$938.29

4 Donors

-$916.98

Donations toward project cost

-$786.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.05

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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