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Grant assists Ontonagon student needs

 

April 2, 2019

Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

Brody Majurin and Gatlin would rather study on the floor bean bags, while Gracie Guzek does her reading on the relaxing chair in the flexible classroom.

By JAN TUCKER

jantuck@jamadots.com

ONTONAGON - When third grade teacher Kristi Pestka tells students "class take your seats," some will be standing, peddling or sitting on bean chairs.

It is called "flexible seating," a part of a three-pronged grant written by Pestka and 4-5 grade teacher Hillary Sunblad at the Ontonagon Area Elementary School.

Students might be doing their work on a desk cycle, stand-up desk, bean bag floor seating, spinning chair or covered log. The teachers wrote and received $11,500 to implement the grant proposal which, in addition to flexible seating, includes healthy...



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