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  • Discovery Elementary School
  • Kentwood, MI
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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We are requesting 6 Core Engagement/Active Sitting Stools to allow kids to rock back and forth as they sit, improving focus and productivity and engagement in classrooms. This is important because increasing strength and muscle tone will also promote motor control to use a pencil, scissors and other classroom tools. Active Sitting can be used to improve focus and alertness by enhancing sensory awareness and simulating the vestibular sense. Their muscles crave activity, making it difficult for them to sit still for long periods of time or focus on seated activities. Because active seating lets kids move and adjust themselves in a non-disruptive way, they burn off excess energy and get the stimulus their muscles are looking for, making them more attentive in class. Increased blood flow – As a child moves during active sitting, the heart pumps a bit faster and blood vessels in the legs and hips open up which increases blood flow. Better blood flow means more oxygen gets to the brain. With more oxygen, brain function increases, allowing for improved focus and better knowledge retention.

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We are requesting 6 Core Engagement/Active Sitting Stools to allow kids to rock back and forth as they sit, improving focus and productivity and engagement in classrooms. This is important because increasing strength and muscle tone will also promote motor control to use a pencil, scissors and other classroom tools. Active Sitting can be used to improve focus and alertness by enhancing sensory awareness and simulating the vestibular sense. Their muscles crave activity, making it difficult for them to sit still for long periods of time or focus on seated activities. Because active seating lets kids move and adjust themselves in a non-disruptive way, they burn off excess energy and get the stimulus their muscles are looking for, making them more attentive in class. Increased blood flow – As a child moves during active sitting, the heart pumps a bit faster and blood vessels in the legs and hips open up which increases blood flow. Better blood flow means more oxygen gets to the brain. With more oxygen, brain function increases, allowing for improved focus and better knowledge retention.

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