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

Stand Up for Students!

Help me give my students four standing desks to supplement our traditional desk seating.

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are drawn from the poorest economic sections of the the city, including all of the housing projects and three large trailer parks. Most of our students come from families where they will be the first to go to college, if only they can afford it. For all that, they refuse to give up. For many, the traditional "sit and get" is made more difficult by an inability to sit still for lengthy periods of time.

For many of our students, education is a constant battle.

They are fighting against their environment, everyone who assumes they are no good, and their own sense of inadequacy. We, as their teachers, fight to help they realize they can do it and hope to get them on the path to success.

My Project

Many of our students struggle with sitting still for extended periods of time. Such restlessness can be a significant distractor from effective learning. By allowing a student to stand and perhaps pace around a bit while working, we can ease or remove such distractors from their ability to learn.

My classroom is already set up in collaborative pods to encourage social emotional growth.

By adding these four desks I can form an additional pod, or move them into place in existing pods to maximize their impact on the classroom. I rarely sit myself, and I can understand my student's own struggles. Giving them this option could make a world of difference.

Mr. McArthur
Grades 9-12
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 150 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SDADI Mobile Stand Up Desk Height Adjustable Home Office Desk with Standing and Seating 2 Modes Dark Grain • Amazon Business $69.99 4 $279.96

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