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  • Clinton Avenue School
  • New Haven, CT
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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The balance ball seating will provide the accommodations necessary to prepare my students to sit quietly and listen or complete independent work. It will allow students who have difficulty staying on task to focus more intently. In addition, the microphone will allow for each and every students voice to be heard. Especially in ELA, we have a lot of discussions where students are expected to express themselves. The microphone will help even the shy students' voice to be heard. Lastly, the paper will allow for differentiation as well as creativity. My students will have the resources they need to complete assigned work. With this, as the teacher I will have the opportunity to differentiate their work based on student need. These materials will not directly teach my students new skills, but they will help prime my students for learning in all content areas and with many daily living skills. The availability of alternative seating will allow the student to be focused and ready that student for learning. Finally, the student will return to the group or independent work area and be able to sit and focus to learn or demonstrate a specific skill. The donations for this project will improve my classroom by reducing the amount of behavioral issues, because I will be able to provide the appropriate stimulation that my students need. With less behavioral issues, we can increase our learning and time on task. I'm looking forward to seeing my students happier and ready to learn.

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The balance ball seating will provide the accommodations necessary to prepare my students to sit quietly and listen or complete independent work. It will allow students who have difficulty staying on task to focus more intently. In addition, the microphone will allow for each and every students voice to be heard. Especially in ELA, we have a lot of discussions where students are expected to express themselves. The microphone will help even the shy students' voice to be heard. Lastly, the paper will allow for differentiation as well as creativity. My students will have the resources they need to complete assigned work. With this, as the teacher I will have the opportunity to differentiate their work based on student need. These materials will not directly teach my students new skills, but they will help prime my students for learning in all content areas and with many daily living skills. The availability of alternative seating will allow the student to be focused and ready that student for learning. Finally, the student will return to the group or independent work area and be able to sit and focus to learn or demonstrate a specific skill. The donations for this project will improve my classroom by reducing the amount of behavioral issues, because I will be able to provide the appropriate stimulation that my students need. With less behavioral issues, we can increase our learning and time on task. I'm looking forward to seeing my students happier and ready to learn.

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