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  • Boston Renaissance Charter School
  • Hyde Park, MA
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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The wobble stools, stability balls, bean bag, thera-putty and light softeners will provide the calm atmosphere, gross motor and stimulation necessary to prepare them to sit quietly, focus, listen, and complete independent work without the constant disruptions and distractions that occur around them. These materials may not seem to relate directly to academics, however they will help my students to stay focused with calm bodies throughout their day. For example, while I'm teaching a lesson in reading comprehension, one of my students may be utilizing the stability ball to assist them with controlling their energy and focusing more on the lesson being presented. If the bean bag chair is present in the classroom, a student who may require frequent breaks can utilize the chair to sit in and focus on an independent activity. The light softeners will take a high energy classroom and turn it into a calm and serene environment. This will lessen outbursts and create a more serene atmosphere for learning. Finally, all of these will assist with student learning by helping to create a more serene environment with less distractions and less behavioral outbursts. The donations for this project will improve my classroom by reducing the amount of behavioral issues and create a more serene atmosphere. These materials will provide the appropriate stimulation that my students need to help them focus more on academics and less on the behavioral distractions around them. With less behavioral issues and outbursts, we can increase our learning and time on task. I'm looking forward to creating this calm and serene learning environment for my students and seeing my students content and ready to learn

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The wobble stools, stability balls, bean bag, thera-putty and light softeners will provide the calm atmosphere, gross motor and stimulation necessary to prepare them to sit quietly, focus, listen, and complete independent work without the constant disruptions and distractions that occur around them. These materials may not seem to relate directly to academics, however they will help my students to stay focused with calm bodies throughout their day. For example, while I'm teaching a lesson in reading comprehension, one of my students may be utilizing the stability ball to assist them with controlling their energy and focusing more on the lesson being presented. If the bean bag chair is present in the classroom, a student who may require frequent breaks can utilize the chair to sit in and focus on an independent activity. The light softeners will take a high energy classroom and turn it into a calm and serene environment. This will lessen outbursts and create a more serene atmosphere for learning. Finally, all of these will assist with student learning by helping to create a more serene environment with less distractions and less behavioral outbursts. The donations for this project will improve my classroom by reducing the amount of behavioral issues and create a more serene atmosphere. These materials will provide the appropriate stimulation that my students need to help them focus more on academics and less on the behavioral distractions around them. With less behavioral issues and outbursts, we can increase our learning and time on task. I'm looking forward to creating this calm and serene learning environment for my students and seeing my students content and ready to learn

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