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Mr. Steele from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Kids Like To Move It, Move It!

My students need Alphabetter Stand-Up Desks and a variety of chairs to move around the classroom and learn in an environment that is conducive to their learning styles.

  • $2,228 goal

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My Students

Our school is an ancient building overflowing with exciting new ideas! Located in the heart of Chicago, our school brings together the best of the city and all that it has to offer to our children and community.

My students come from a splendid array of backgrounds and they they bring to our classroom their own unique ideas, thoughts and beliefs which makes for a truly dynamic learning environment.

We love to learn, to share that learning with others and to explore our individual ideas. We celebrate this amazing city and world that we live in on a daily basis.

My Project

As my classroom transitions more towards personalized learning, we are excited to transform our classroom into a learning environment that meets all the unique needs of my students. By providing materials where students feel more comfortable working and learning we will be creating more confident and successful learners. I'm requesting Alphabetter Stand-Up Desks, barrel chairs, Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chairs, play tables, lap desks, floor seats, and stool seats.

The reality is, that our workforce today doesn't spend eternity sitting at a desk and neither should our children.

They should feel comfortable moving around the room and finding places to work that will support their academic learning. Some students may want to sit quietly on a cushion in the library while others may want to sit at a table talking and sharing their ideas. Just like adults, children have their own unique learning needs.

My classroom already has a great degree of autonomy when it comes to how we learn. We are hardly ever at our desk but rather are in the halls working, on the floor and at the tables. This is an opportunity to bring in materials to support this learning environment for not only the remainder of this school year, but for many more school years to come.

Mr. Steele
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 27 students.

21 donors have given to this project.

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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 $215.13 4 $860.52
Homelegance Lucille Fabric Upholstered Pub Barrel Chair, Blue • Amazon Business $159.00 2 $318.00
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Child Classroom Desk Seating, Green • Amazon Business $46.81 4 $187.24
Maxtrix Solid Hardwood Kids' Play Table, Natural • Amazon Business $88.99 2 $177.98
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
Kids Floor Seats, 4-Pack KinderCushion, Comfortable 2 inches thick Circles, Story Time Cushions for school or home, Alternative Seating, Yellow Blue Green Red • Amazon Business $49.95 2 $99.90
NISUNS OT02 Folding Storage Ottoman Cube Foot Rest Stool Seat.15"x15"x15" (Linen Blue) • Amazon Business $22.99 4 $91.96

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