Walton Education Foundation

Purchase seven bicycles with training wheels for students with disabilities to use during adaptive physical education class. Bicycles will:
- Boost motor skills
-Improve social communication, attention, behavioral issues and performance on academic tasks
-Help decrease stereotypical behaviors, hyperactivity, and aggression
-Help students better engage in the environment, and promote weight loss and better overall health

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Bicycles Wanted- please and thank you! :)

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School:
Van R Butler Elementary 
Subject:
Teaching Quality 
Teacher:
Christina Ellis 
Students Impacted:
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
September 24, 2018

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St. Joe Community Foundation - $657.72

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Goal

Purchase seven bicycles with training wheels for students with disabilities to use during adaptive physical education class. Bicycles will:
- Boost motor skills
-Improve social communication, attention, behavioral issues and performance on academic tasks
-Help decrease stereotypical behaviors, hyperactivity, and aggression
-Help students better engage in the environment, and promote weight loss and better overall health
 

 

What will be done with my students

Students with disabilities will ride bikes during daily adaptive physical education class. 

 

Benefits to my students

The national recommendation by the US Department of Health and Human Services is that children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day, including aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and bone strengthening opportunities. Physical education is the foundation of a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program and benefits students by:
• Increasing their level of physical activity
• Improving their grades and standardized test scores
• Helping them stay on-task in the classroom
Furthermore, for kids with autism, studies show that vigorous activity for more than 20 minutes can help decrease stereotypical behaviors, hyperactivity, and aggression. Exercise not only helps children with autism better engage in the environment, but it also helps promote weight loss and leads to better overall health. Most children with autism have poor motor skills, yet “physical activities are often the last thing that people focus on,” says Meghann Lloyd, associate professor of health sciences at the University of Ontario in Canada. “On top of everything else, let’s get these kids active so they can gain all the other skills that they need.” Dozens of small studies suggest that, aside from boosting motor skills, movement-based therapies may improve social communication, attention, behavioral issues and performance on academic tasks. “There’s a lot of value for addressing behavioral problems and attention issues in children with autism through the use of exercise,” states Anjana Bhat, associate professor of bio-mechanics and movement science at the University of Delaware.
 

 

Budget Narrative

7- Kent 18" Abyss FS18 Boys' BMX Bike, Silver
7- Razor V17 Youth Helmet, Gloss Black 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Kent 18" Abyss FS18 Boys' BMX Bike, Silver $74.00
2 Kent 18" Abyss FS18 Boys' BMX Bike, Silver $74.00
3 Kent 18" Abyss FS18 Boys' BMX Bike, Silver $74.00
4 Kent 18" Abyss FS18 Boys' BMX Bike, Silver $74.00
5 Kent 18" Abyss FS18 Boys' BMX Bike, Silver $74.00
6 Kent 18" Abyss FS18 Boys' BMX Bike, Silver $74.00
7 Kent 18" Abyss FS18 Boys' BMX Bike, Silver $74.00
8 Razor V17 Youth Helmet, Gloss Black x 7 $139.72
  Total: $657.72

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