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Mrs. Sarmiento from Covina CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Standing Up for Math

My students need standing desks so they can work more effectively.

  • $218 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are go-getters. This year I have the privilege of teaching Honors Math 3 and Trig/Pre-Calculus students. Each of the young adults I teach in these classes have chosen to go above and beyond the bare minimum for graduation to continue to expand their mathematical minds!

These kids are college-bound which is especially impressive given that many of them will be the first in their families to pursue higher education, and many currently face economic hardship.

I want to give my students every advantage and tool possible to ensure their success and foster their love of math.

My Project

Standing desks in the classroom will meet the needs of my students better than the stationary desks I have now. Not only will having the option to stand give my more restless students an outlet for their energy, but it will also improve their overall health. Studies show the following benefits of standing desks: 1) Kids of an average weight burn between 15-25% more calories at standing desks compared to sitting; 2) Obese kids burn between 25-35% more calories; 3) Kids are more engaged and focused in a standing classroom; 4) Teachers report seeing test scores, creativity and learning improve overall; 5) Standing prevents orthopedic degradation and dysfunction including back and neck pain, repetitive stress injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction, and knee and hip disorders."

Standing desks will allow for greater flexibility in classroom arrangement to allow student collaboration.

Being able to easily reorganize the design of our seating (standing) arrangements will allow my students and I to quickly transition between small group and whole group activities, will encourage students to work together when appropriate, and, according to a study published by the academic journal Pediatric, will contribute to improved interpersonal skills. Standing desks will go a long way to shifting the focus in my classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered.

Mrs. Sarmiento
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mind Reader Multipurpose Home Office Computer Desk, Mobile Sit and Stand Desk, Workstation Desk, White • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98

Materials cost

$139.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$184.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.63

Total project goal

$217.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$217.52

3 Donors

-$213.11

Donations toward project cost

-$184.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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