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Ms. Zelasko from Summerville SC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stand Up for Special Education!

My students need Stand Up Desks and wireless computer devices to make more room for their learning.

  • $602 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been a Resource Teacher for the past 5 years in a low income/high poverty Title I school. Special Education is definitely my calling in life. My 22 students' disabilities range from Developmental Delay to Autism.

My mission as a teacher is to provide a positive, safe, engaging and welcoming learning environment for my students .

Even though my students have learning disabilities, I emphasize the importance of never letting that "disable" them from reaching their full potential in and out of school.

My Project

The students that I teach range from 3rd-5th grade and different disabilities. With that being said, they're also much larger than students I've taught in the past. This requires my classroom to provide more space for learning.

By having stand up desks in my classroom, my students will not only have more room but they will also be able to focus more.

I have students that learn best when standing up. Personally, this has never bothered me because, it's part of their disability to have difficulty to sit still for sustained amount of time. When the student is given a choice to stand in an area that doesn't impede on the learning of others, motivation to learn and keep that privilege is increased.

Students in my classroom also don't have as much room to type when working on the computers, due to limited space. By providing wireless keyboards and mouse, space will be freed up and the students can remain focused on the task given.

If these materials are funded, my students and I would be eternally grateful for the new seating options, space and the fact that someone cared enough to stand up for their individual needs in the classroom.

Ms. Zelasko
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DESK -ROYAL 1600 SWITCH SIT OR STAND - LAMINATE TOP BLACK FRAME- SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY BOOK BOX • School Specialty $184.77 2 $369.54
Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse - KM117 • Staples Advantage $19.99 2 $39.98
OPTION CLASS - CS ROYAL LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
FUSION MAPLE (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS BOOK BOX TYPE • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
METAL BOOK BOX- CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00

Materials cost

$409.52

Vendor shipping charges

$36.95

State sales tax

$28.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$511.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.26

Total project goal

$601.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$601.74

2 Donors

-$581.74

Donations toward project cost

-$494.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.26

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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