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Mrs. Colbert from Dupo IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Standing Desks for Special Needs Students

Help me give my students a Safeco Alphabetter standing desk to support their needs.

  • $508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach students with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, emotional disabilities and multiple disabilities. My students are learning so much this year. We are learning how to work together, how to think "outside of the box", and how to create and build using their imagination.

My students work on reading, math and writing as well as life skills such as how to interact and work with their peers.

I have introduced numerous new things into my classroom in an effort to build a strong community among the students. We do a Morning Meetings where the students learn to have conversations, ask questions of their peers and compliment each other. We are working on how to work independently which is a challenge for many of my students. improving our understanding of what we read as well as our understanding of numbers has been a challenge for my students as well, but they are working hard to get better.

I have a great group of kids who enjoy learning and enjoy spending time together. We laugh A LOT! I thoroughly enjoy teaching them.

My Project

My students have shown noticeable improvement when they are given the opportunity to choose their seats. When I asked them if they would like to stand and work, the answer was a resounding "Yes!"

Movement is so important for many of my students who struggle with attention issues.

Frequently, position change is all a student needs to regain focus on instruction.

Our classroom is quite small plus we have a large piece of equipment for our student with limited movement. Stools to replace some chairs will give us some much needed room and allow students to take them to other areas in the classroom when working in groups.

Mrs. Colbert
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 1203DE Alphabetter Desk 28" x 20" Dry Erase • Amazon Business $257.31 1 $257.31
SDADI Adjustable Height Standing Desk Student Desk with Swinging Footrest Optional for Standing and Seating 2 Modes, Black L1010BFBT • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBS-SO Plastic Stack Stools, Black & Grey, Pack of 5 • Amazon Business $48.12 1 $48.12

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