Ends Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 6:45 PM
Total Donation Goal $2,722 $225.00 Funded
This campaign still needs $2,497.88 within 1 month!
About this Campaign
Hi! My name is Melissa Lamkin. Over the past 16 years I have taught 1st, 4th and 5th grades at Community Unit School District 200. Over the years that I have been teaching, I have seen an increase in students needing to be up and moving throughout their day. I have been working on finding different ways that our students can have flexible learning spaces throughout the day. Together, Mrs. Petmezas, Ms. Richard, Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Goeb, Mrs. McEwen, Mrs. Snyder and Mrs. Spera recognize that standing desks would benefits so many of our students.
The standing desks that would be purchased through this campaign would benefit students in our five K-1 regular education classrooms as well as three resource classrooms.
The research-backed design of the K-5 model of the VARIDESK® Stand2Learn Desk keeps young students engaged, focused and healthy in the classroom. For many students, sitting having standing desks in the classroom would allow for an increase in student engagement and active learning. The desks are fitted with dual-level footrest that offer ergonomic comfort and can be individually adjusted to the child’s height.
It has been found that students who are standing or active are more engaged in what they are learning compared to regular sitting. Research is finding health benefits are linked to standing desks. As students are standing they are more active which they in turn are burning more calories than students who are sitting. Standing desks also provide an outlet for restlessness and extra energy—a great solution for kids with ADD or ADHD. Standing desks can provide an output for sensory needs and helps students to stay engaged and active in classroom learning.
Kids at the elementary age need to move. With a standing desk, it allows students just enough movement to be more comfortable and focus. This way they can focus their mental energy on what the lesson is asking them, not thinking, 'I'm really uncomfortable. I wish I could move right now." These desks give students an outlet for their energy that was not disruptive to anyone else in the class.