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Adaptive Physical Education Class At R-II Schools Receives Tricycles Through Donations

Students in coach Jessica Fallert’s adaptive physical education class have been working on movement patterns, balance, coordination and the use of core muscles with their new adult tricycles.

The class raised the funds for their tricycles through Donors Choose, a nonprofit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects. Fallert said she originally wanted to purchase one adult tricycle with safety equipment, but the generosity of those donating made it possible to order two with all the accessories.

When the class uses the tricycles, small road signs and cones are set up so the students can work on spatial awareness and practice their sign recognition, a skill they work on in class as well.

“With the generosity of our community, we have this great addition to our class, and we want to thank our donors for supporting us,” Fallert said. “This helps my students with muscle control and a variety of motor skills, and of course, they also love riding the bikes. We use them a few times a week, and we’re planning to take them outside in the spring.”

(Information in a release from the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District.)

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