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Mrs. Thompson from Portland ME is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Standing Up for Learning

My students need Safco Products Stand-Up Desk with Swinging Footrest Bar.

  • $310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Picture adorable smiling faces, a boatload of energy, and an eagerness to learn as well as to share all of their own life experiences. Then you'll know what it looks like to walk into our classroom each day. I have the great pleasure of having a very diverse population of students in our classroom, each very unique in learning style and academic capabilities.

Portland, Maine is home to a diverse culture and a wide range of socioeconomic statuses which are seen throughout the city and in each one of the classrooms.

We have a high percentage of students who receive free or reduced price lunch. All students need to have a community that supports them, enables them to be themselves, and fosters skills and tools for successful learning.

My Project

With a standing desk in my classroom, I hope that students who struggle on focusing and need to move more can utilize these desk stations. My students already really appreciate the fact that they have choice in the classroom of what best fits their needs in terms of seating and learning. It would be great be for these students to be able to have a desk that fits these needs!

Research has shown that too much sitting is bad for our health and students are facing challenges that may be due to the fact that they are sitting all day long.

A few problems include obesity and attention disorders. Research has also found that students learn better when moving. This is not an option when they are forced to sit all day in a classroom, up to 6 hours. Moving equals beneficial learning and I can't see any better benefit than that!

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Mrs. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 1201BE Alphabetter Stand-Up Desk with Swinging Footrest Bar, 28" x 20" Standard Top, Black Frame/Beige Top • Amazon Business $218.50 1 $218.50

Materials cost

$218.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$262.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.36

Total project goal

$309.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.06

1 Donor

-$309.06

Donations toward project cost

-$262.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.36

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$0.00

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