I work with eight wonderful students in a Special Day Classroom. The student age ranges from third to fifth grade and all students are diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Students are of Hispanic, Haitian, and Caucasian descent and 62% of students get free or reduced-price lunches. 87% of students are bussed to and from school and some of the students have an hour and a half commute to get home.
Regardless of their hardships, they still all come to school happy and excited to learn.
Currently, the classroom that I work in has eight standard desks that students have to sit in to work. The students in my classroom spend a lot of time sitting before and after school in the bus and it is unrealistic to have students continuously sitting to complete their assignments. I have found that my students prefer to sit on wobble stools or stand up and walk around the classroom because they need to regulate their body. If given the standing desks, students will be more likely to complete their work because they will be able to stand and move their feet by using the wobble foot attachment.
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