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Mr. Peterson from Washington DC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Standing Desks For OutSTANDing Students

Help me give my students 5 standing desks for each of their classes and fidgets to help them remain focused.

  • $300 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a public charter school in Washington, D.C. I teach an array of students from different backgrounds and different abilities. Even though that presents a daily challenge, I love that each and every one of them bring something--whether it's helping me in class, having a positive attitude when responding to feedback, or just being very resilient.

Some words I would use to describe my hundred students are: curious, excited, energetic, engaged, diverse, reflective, and thoughtful.

I want to really create the space for my students to grow, because their potential is astronomical.

My Project

Some of our students have ADHD or other challenges that prevent them from being focused at a seat for extended periods of time. The 6th grade team uses movement breaks and water breaks to account for this, but having a standing desk would enable students who have this challenge to remain at work for longer periods of time.

We've seen this work before by stacking a bunch of books on a student's desk so he could stand and do his work, but if we had these risers then it would be more structured.

Our students love to stand and move around, let's give them the opportunity to do that in an approved manner.

Mr. Peterson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Laptop Desk for Bed, TaoTronics Foldable Lap Desks, Bed Desk Height Adjustable, Portable Bed Tray Table for Couch and Sofa, Laptop Stand for Lap and Writing - Wood • Amazon Business $36.99 5 $184.95
17 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Set-Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Stretchy String/Infinity Cube/Beans Squeeze Grape Ball/Mesh and Marble Toys for Children and Adults Relief Anxiety • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

Materials cost

$208.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$254.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.93

Total project goal

$299.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$299.54

1 Donor

-$99.85

Donations toward project cost

-$84.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.98

match offer

-$199.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$169.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.95

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$0.00

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