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Mrs. Ortega’s Classroom Edit display name

  • El Monte Elementary School
  • Concord, CA
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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Sitting for hours can be difficult for most adults, but for seven year olds it can be painful. To help those students who have difficulty tolerating sitting still I have researched that having a bouncy band or a sensory cushion helps get the wiggles out. Bean bags are also a fun and playful way to help all my students to learn hand eye coordination. The donations for this project will improve my classroom by reducing the amount of behavioral issues, because I will be able to provide the the appropriate stimulation that my active students need. For some students all they need is a little extra cushion to sit on and wiggle as they work silently or collaboratively at their desk. For others, the bouncy band help students that need to swing their legs without distracting others. Finally, bean bags can be used in the classroom as a quick tossing game or on the playground to learn how to catch and throw. Many of our little ones have not developed hand strength and fine motor skills. These items will be put to immediate use and help promote tolerance in a diverse class setting of many learning styles. In my class we discuss our differences and how everyone will get what they need to be successful in our classroom.

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Sitting for hours can be difficult for most adults, but for seven year olds it can be painful. To help those students who have difficulty tolerating sitting still I have researched that having a bouncy band or a sensory cushion helps get the wiggles out. Bean bags are also a fun and playful way to help all my students to learn hand eye coordination. The donations for this project will improve my classroom by reducing the amount of behavioral issues, because I will be able to provide the the appropriate stimulation that my active students need. For some students all they need is a little extra cushion to sit on and wiggle as they work silently or collaboratively at their desk. For others, the bouncy band help students that need to swing their legs without distracting others. Finally, bean bags can be used in the classroom as a quick tossing game or on the playground to learn how to catch and throw. Many of our little ones have not developed hand strength and fine motor skills. These items will be put to immediate use and help promote tolerance in a diverse class setting of many learning styles. In my class we discuss our differences and how everyone will get what they need to be successful in our classroom.

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