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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.


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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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