This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Warren Elementary School teacher Allison Horne.
Horne is helping her first grade students stay focused and engaged in their studies.
Members of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Horne in her classroom with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will purchase wobble stools to be used as alternative seating for her students.
Horne said young students can struggle with sitting still for long periods, which can then impact their learning.
“They get to play outside but when they come in there’s some tasks we can do around the classroom but there are a lot of times that they need to be at their desks to complete work,” said Horne. “So if I can find a way that they can still move their body and get their work done it’s perfect.”
Horne added One Class At A Time grants are a great help and opportunity for teachers and classrooms.
For more than a decade, First Interstate Bank and MTN have partnered for the One Class at a Time grant.
The mission of the grant is to foster educational opportunities for local teachers and students.
A panel of retired teachers and school officials select the grant recipients from a pool of submitted applications.
For more information about One Class at a Time, including how to apply, visit here.
-Reported by John Riley/MTN News