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Ms. Shihadih from San Rafael CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Standing Desks for a Special Day Class!

Help me give my students two standing desks to allow them to better focus during instruction by having the choice to stand up and move their legs in a controlled way.

  • $627 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with eight wonderful students in a Special Day Classroom. The student age ranges from third to fifth grade and all students are diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Students are of Hispanic, Haitian, and Caucasian descent​ and 62% of students get free or reduced-price lunches. 87% of students are bussed to and from school and some of the students have an hour and a half commute to get home.

Regardless of their hardships, they still all come to school happy and excited to learn.

My Project

Currently, the classroom that I work in has eight standard desks that students have to sit in to work. The students in my classroom spend a lot of time sitting before and after school in the bus and it is unrealistic to have students continuously sitting to complete their assignments. I have found that my students prefer to sit on wobble stools or stand up and walk around the classroom because they need to regulate their body. If given the standing desks, students will be more likely to complete their work because they will be able to stand and move their feet by using the wobble foot attachment.

Ms. Shihadih
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products AlphaBetter Adjustable-Height Desk, 1201BE, 28" x 20" Standard Desktop, Swinging Footrest Bar • Amazon Business $227.25 2 $454.50

Materials cost

$454.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$41.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$532.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.04

Total project goal

$626.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$626.95

7 Donors

-$464.80

Donations toward project cost

-$402.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.22

match offer

-$153.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$130.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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