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Mrs. Dunn-Williams from Plattsburgh NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Working and moving to stimulate the brain!

Help me give my students standing desks as flexible seating to promote growth and educational choice.

  • $563 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in the heart of the small city of Plattsburgh, NY. Our district is the home to 5 different buildings that service a range from Pre-K to 12th grade. I am lucky to work with students at the elementary level. The students that I work with can handle the social aspects of the classroom but need a bit of help with reading and math. They are hard workers and they are eager to learn new things. My students pride themselves on setting goals and striving to achieve them. Our mantra this school year is "making memories".

My Project

I am requesting 2 standing desks for my classroom. They will provide flexible seating for students that struggle with trunk support. These desks will allow the students to choose a seat that helps them to focus during lesson and independent work time. My students currently stand and work at a black board or magnetic whiteboard. Another option is the students can work with a clip board while laying down in different areas of the room. It is my goal to create the most effective work environment for all students. This will create the proper brain activity and promote sensory friendly learning.

These students are motivated with the change to take charge of their learning.

Comfortable students are learning students! Studies have shown that grades and attitudes heighten when students make conscious decisions with learning. I have even seen my third graders smile and rejoice at the academic choices they have made to be present and take control of learning. These students make better choices and they are engaged when they can sit, stand, and choose an option that works for their body and brain.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DESK -ROYAL 1600 SWITCH SIT OR STAND - LAMINATE WITH LOCKEDGE SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY BOOK BOX • School Specialty $200.87 2 $401.74
OPTION CLASS - CS ROYAL LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
MONTANNA WALNUT (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS BOOK BOX TYPE • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
METAL BOOK BOX- CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00

Materials cost

$401.74

Vendor shipping charges

$40.17

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$477.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.34

Total project goal

$562.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$562.28

8 Donors

-$512.28

Donations toward project cost

-$435.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.84

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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