Many kids are wiggly. And they must wiggle to learn.
I do not personally understand this. In order for me to learn, I desire a quiet, still environment. But I am learning...
My two besties at school wiggle, doodle, hum/talk and move. All the while learning as much as (or more than) me! Can you believe that? It's true. We know not to sit by each other at "meat intensive" meetings, but at fun occasions we can be near.
It's not them, it's me.
As I understand them, I begin to understand the 6-year olds in my classroom.
They wiggle. They move. They require these in order to learn.
Talk about drive a teacher like me CRAZY!!
"Sit still and learn."
"Put that pencil away and pay attention to this book."
"Four legs on the floor, please."
So, how about a compromise? Enter a Hokki Stool.
These would be PERFECT for my small group meeting table. The kids can wiggle safely, and I won't be bothered by it.
I have written a proposal with Donor's Choose. It is a nonprofit organization that connects teachers' projects with philanthropists. I have requested 6 red stools (the red is a perfect size for average first graders).
Great news! I have 7 donors so far!! I am so thankful for the donations and what it means to my students.
I do have a bit to go. However, if 49 people each donate $10, the project could be fully funded and my classroom will be wiggle ready in August.
Would you please consider and share this request with others who may be interested in making a difference for wiggly first graders?
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!