Another Arkansas City public school teacher is attempting to provide alternative seating for her classroom by using www.DonorsChoose.org.
This teacher, Kali Vickery, said she has noticed her students are demonstrating a need for flexible seating. The seating she is attempting to raise funds for includes beanbag chairs, stools, exercise balls and the accessory desk items needed to make use of them, such as clipboards and lap trays.
“In my classroom, I have students who would rather stand or kneel instead of sit in their chair(s),” she said. “Others learn best using wobble seats and bouncy bands for their feet, while some learn best sitting independently.”
Ark City Daily Bytes recently reported on fellow teacher Jessica Winegarner’s quest to fund similar seating. Read more at acdailybytes.com/winegarner-classroom-fundrasier-seating.
Vickery has been a teacher for the Arkansas City Public School District for two years.
“I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed,” she said. “As an educator, it is my goal to ensure that each of my students (has) the tools they need to be successful.”
Teaching isn’t all about instruction, she said. Other aspects include providing an environment in which students can learn comfortably.
“All students deserve the right to learn in a classroom that provides an individual learning experience. The supplies that I am requesting will offer multiple flexible seating options for my students,” Vickery said.
For the next few days, any donation made to her cause will be doubled — up to $50.
“To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code LIFTOFF during checkout. This awesome match offer lasts through Monday, March 27,” Vickery said.
Vickery’s fundraising goal is $586 and she has until July 18 to meet that goal.
“By donating to my project, you will be helping to prolong student focus, which will increase the overall academic success of students for years to come,” she said.
“Your donation will brighten my students’ school year, and you’ll get photos and thank yous from our class.”