I am a school counselor for two elementary schools, 2 days in one and 3 days in the other. I have over 300 students in grades K - 5 who attend their neighborhood elementary school. Our town is incredibly diverse with over 50% of our students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, which means their household is at or below poverty level. Many students who grow up in poverty have significant challenges to overcome, which could include lack of positive role models, stable home lives, nutritious meals, or access to healthcare.
My students come into my room for emotional support and counseling, sometimes just wanting someone to listen.
These young people are bright, genuine, and look forward to attending school each day. Many are bilingual, with parents who speak a primary language other than English at home.
Thank you for supporting our students and helping us close the achievement gap for these incredible minds.
Flexible seating in the classroom will allow my great students the chance to learn and make the best choices while be able to fidget at their desks. During class time they will be able to use the wobble seats to move around on, instead of having to sit in a ordinary chair. As a counselor, I want to be able to focus my attention with students that cannot sit still and give them different seating options because all children should be given the option to move around.
By donating to the project, you will be giving children that have attention issues to be able to focus and overall increase their academic ability.
By having flexible seating, it will create a fun and comfortable seating for the children. It will also help prevent student interruptions who got off task.
By having items available like pencil fidgets, wiggle cushions, and wobble chairs will give students in the classroom a chance to be in control of their learning. Other items like building blocks, and the self esteem game will give students a chance to come to the counselors office to take a break from the classroom.
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