MISSOULA — Missoula Paxson Elementary School Physical Education teacher Katie Tirrell received good news this week that will allow her to purchase equipment she has been wanting since she started teaching at the school last year.
A $250 One Class at a Time check was presented to Tirrell by KPAX-TV General Manager Bob Hermes and Republic Services Manager Chad Bauer. Tirrell is using the money to buy a case of 32 sets of speed stacking cups.
Speed stacking has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way for students to work on their dexterity and building skills while burning calories. Essentially, students work alone or in teams to stack cups in a number of unique designs and then unstack them as quickly as possible.
Tirrell has used the cups in previous classes and says the students love it.
“The cups will be used to promote hand/eye coordination, concentration, and it forces the kids to use both sides of their bodies and their brains when we are doing these activities.”
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