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Mrs. Sharma from Santa Fe NM is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stand Tall to Succeed!

Help me give my students Sit or Stand Up Desks with Fidget Pedals to give them with the opportunity to move about and learn.

  • $299 goal

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My Students

My school has students from Pre-K through sixth grade. Approximately 70% of our students qualify for free and reduced-priced lunch. We also have a high English Language Learner population. Many students in my class have accommodations to help meet their diverse learning needs.

I would love to accommodate the diverse needs of my students and to provide them with a flexible learning environment where they can move around the room, stand up to learn when needed, and refocus their attention.

Our classrooms mostly follow an inclusion model, which means we have general education students, special education, and students with multiple learning needs in the same seating environment. I want to provide a warm and engaging classroom environment where students can move freely and go to the "station" that fits their need at the moment. That might be a carpet on the floor, stand up desks in a learning center, a cozy reading nook to study, or a comfy writing center to finish an assignment.

My students are hard working 10 year olds that deserve the opportunity to learn. They are more productive when given the opportunity to move around while working.

My Project

Over the years, I have seen students being creative and create flexible seating options for themselves. They move back their chairs and kneel at their desks, get clipboards and sit on the rug, and the teacher's nightmare - Rock their Chairs back and forth!

Just like adults, children have the right to learn in diverse ways: sitting, standing, or moving about, to meet their diverse learning needs.

Instead of constantly asking my students to sit appropriately, or safely in class, I'd like to provide them with an alternative. I'm requesting for sit or stand desks with fidget pedals, so my students can choose to stand and work when they need to. The sit and stand desk and adjustable stool I'm requesting will allow students to meet their learning needs, and encourage them to take responsibility for their learning.

Research shows that children learn in different ways. Some students have learning challenges or attention deficiencies, and providing them with the opportunity to stand and work, or use tools like a fidget pedal could help them refocus their attention. I'd like to validate the students' needs to move about and choose their learning style.

We all have different needs and learning styles. Let's support our students and build a strong foundation for their learning.

Mrs. Sharma
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NEPAL TEAK (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS BOOK BOX TYPE • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
METAL BOOK BOX- CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

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