I teach a group of wonderful 3rd graders who have learning differences in reading, writing, math, and social skills. My students are with me from one hour per day up to almost a full day, depending on their individual learning needs. They learn best with a multi-sensory curriculum with lots of hands-on learning, including technology. They also like to sing and they are very creative thinkers. Their favorite class song that motivates them to try their best is “Firework” by Katy Perry.
Several of my students struggle with staying focused and need movement or sensory stimulation to maintain their attention so that they can learn. They are allowed to chew gum, hold and squeeze a “squishy” fidget, run their hands through water beads, and sit in wiggle chairs which allows them to move and wiggle while they learn.
They wish they could have a standing desk that they could take turns using when they need a break from sitting.
A standing desk would be a great tool in my classroom for my students who are more active and fidgety. Studies show that students who need movement are up to 25% more engaged when using a standing desk. Please help them make their wish a reality.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Ruckman.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Ruckman and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.