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Mrs. Van Treeck’s Classroom Edit display name

  • John Muir Elementary School
  • Portage, WI
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

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If I can get alternative seating for my students, they will be able to stay more focused while in the classroom. The classroom environment needs to be one where the students can thrive and learn. Being able to wobble and fidget around on balance balls and wobble cushions help elementary students stay focused without getting into trouble. It is also healthier for their growing bodies. The students will each have a wobble cushion to use at their seats. These can then be carried to the rug when we gather for community circle time and learning in that area. The balance balls will be used at our small group table for the students to sit on while working collaboratively. Keeping kids active, focused, and healthy is the key to learning success. Movement stimulates the mind! Students need movement for academic, social, and emotional learning. I want students to be the best that they can be, and I believe that alternative seating in my classroom will help me reach that goal.

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If I can get alternative seating for my students, they will be able to stay more focused while in the classroom. The classroom environment needs to be one where the students can thrive and learn. Being able to wobble and fidget around on balance balls and wobble cushions help elementary students stay focused without getting into trouble. It is also healthier for their growing bodies. The students will each have a wobble cushion to use at their seats. These can then be carried to the rug when we gather for community circle time and learning in that area. The balance balls will be used at our small group table for the students to sit on while working collaboratively. Keeping kids active, focused, and healthy is the key to learning success. Movement stimulates the mind! Students need movement for academic, social, and emotional learning. I want students to be the best that they can be, and I believe that alternative seating in my classroom will help me reach that goal.

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