As part of our One Class At A Time program, KRTV and First Interstate Bank employees Heather Loucks and Billie Jo Groskreutz recently presented Whittier Elementary School literacy and math specialist Kelly Silk a check for $250 to buy alternative seating for her students.
Silk says there are a lot of different seating options, like wobble chairs and bouncy chairs.
She says these chairs help strengthen the kids core muscles so that they can sit up straight.
"I have a lot of kids that will rock back and forth in just a traditional chair with four legs which is unsafe. And some kids just can't sit still so I'll allow them to stand but I think having alternative seating or if they want to sit in a traditional chair they can," said Silk.
Silk added that allowing kids to move while they learn can help them concentrate.