If there was one word I would use to describe our school, it would be “community.” We work hard to make our school feel inclusive and welcoming. We have a diverse community of learners and we encourage collaboration and teamwork.
We have a unique community.
Many of my students go home to cows and chickens hanging out in their backyards. The parents in our community are hard workers who often work third shift to provide for their families, but still find time to participate in our school activities. Local business leaders can often be seen having lunch with students, acting as mentors. People who visit our school tell us that they can tell how much our school and community care for our students.
My students are very energetic third graders. They love being active and social. As a teacher who has gotten to know their needs, I try to incorporate movement into our lessons and allow breaks for students to dance and get their wiggles out.
The demands of third grade can be challenging for students.
The state standards, required assessments, and state testing can be stressful to these young children. Many of my students struggle with focusing on work. If I could provide students with wobble stools that would allow them to combine their love of movement with their work, I believe that I would see growth in their ability to focus. I could also prevent students from feeling burnt out during the times where they need to focus for extended periods of time. I am asking for five wobble stools to use at my small group table where I meet with students to help them with their individual needs. These stools could also be used as flexible seating for students who need movement breaks throughout the day.
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