Wiggly kids: Cheap ways to do "standing desks"

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  1. Backroads

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    I have several students who have recently gotten it it into their heads they don't need chairs.

    Theoretically, I have no problem with this. These are the kids that could probably do very well to stand.

    But, aye, there's the rub. By standing at our typical first-grader-sized desks, they eventually find themselves doing barrel rolls and such over the desks' surface.

    I suspect a proper desk mean for standing would help the problem, but we can only raise them so high and I'm low on teacher monies.
     
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    Maybe petition for a few third grade sized desks. Most schools have a few extra in various places.
     
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    A couple of our teachers use bed risers.
     
  5. otterpop

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    You could get copy paper boxes to let them write on. Or, bed risers work too I’ve heard. I’d be worried that the desks would tip over on risers though.
     
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    I had my DH make standing desks from bookshelves with wood tops. We added wheels so I can move them around.
     
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    My husband might like such a project...
     
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    Do you have a long counter in the room? I used to let those types work at the counter until they wanted to sit down.
     
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    Not so long a counter, but a counter indeed that might be space enough!
     
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