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Ms. Damalas from Stamford CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stand Up and Learn!

Help me give my students the option to choose their best learning style--sitting or standing!

  • $534 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In the school district, we are using the "Mind, Body, Health" as a push with the students. As a district, we are trying to help students stay fit, eat healthy, and a healthy mind.

Our Public School is a very large, diverse urban school district with over 16,000 students.

Our students come from a variety of economic backgrounds, with over 60% of the students receiving free lunch. As diverse as our students are economically and culturally, they are diverse in their academics. Each of their classes is 60 minutes in length, a challenge for any student to sit still for that long. Flexible seating will give the students freedom to move around, stand as needed, and still be engaged in the lesson.

My Project

These materials will help my students have a choice in their education. Many of my students have a hard time sitting for 60 minute classes and are constantly on the "move" around the classroom. Giving them the option to stand instead of sit during class time allows students the movement they need to reach their fullest potential in my classroom. With school days being so long and students only having gym once every other days, by the time they are coming to my class, they need the movement! Standing desks will help with students less likely to leave the classroom for a "walk" or just to move because they can be moving while I am teaching!! Such an investment for the active learner!

Ms. Damalas
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DESK - CS CONTEMPORARY STAND UP COLLABORATION - 28X28X36 TRIANGLE LAMINATE TOP - CHROME FRAME - 30-43 ADJ HEIGHT - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY BOOK BOX OR BOOKRACK • School Specialty $130.17 1 $130.17
DESK - CS CONTEMPORARY STAND UP COLLABORATION - 28X28X36 TRIANGLE LAMINATE TOP - CHROME FRAME - 30-43 ADJ HEIGHT - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY BOOK BOX OR BOOKRACK • School Specialty $130.17 1 $130.17
DESK - CS CONTEMPORARY STAND UP COLLABORATION - 20X26 RECTANGLE LAMINATE TOP - CHROME FRAME - 30-43 ADJ HEIGHT - SPECIFY TOP COLOR • School Specialty $119.67 1 $119.67
OPTION CLASS - CS CONTEMPORARY LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
METAL BOOK BOX (M) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
METAL BOOK BOX (M) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS CONTEMPORARY LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
NEPAL TEAK (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
NEPAL TEAK (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS CONTEMPORARY LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - SPECIFY BOOK BOX OR BOOK RACK - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - SPECIFY BOOK BOX OR BOOK RACK - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BANNISTER OAK (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$380.01

Vendor shipping charges

$38.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$453.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.07

Total project goal

$533.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$533.78

7 Donors

-$393.89

Donations toward project cost

-$361.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.40

match offer

-$108.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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