Request from: Bryan Waltz – Special Education – Emmons Elementary School
Placing sensory pathways in the halls will potentially benefit all students, with the greatest impact being in the primary grades and with students who have special needs. A sensory path, like Minds-in-Motion, provides help to those with challenges in their learning, behavior, movement, speech, and play by strengthening and balancing the vestibular systems, the leading contributor to balance and spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement. Unlike Minds-in-Motion, the sensory pathways will not require equipment. Instead, they focus on directed movement activities. Because these pathways are in the hallway, teachers can guide their students through the paths as they transition from one school location to another, without taking from other instructional opportunities. The items requested with this grant are a combination of floor stickers for the hard flooring and poly-vinyl-nylon, which can be applied to carpet without causing damage. In addition, some of the resources will advance positive mindsets, literacy connections, and numeracy. I will be responsible for setting up these pathways and providing guidance to those who need it, and the resource will benefit my classes as well as others in the building.
Wish Amount: $171.87 Date Requested: 10/6/21 Reference #: EM40