More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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Active Body, Active Mind
My students need three Yoga Ball Chairs to expand our flexible seating options and allow them to move and fidget so they can stay focused on tasks to excel in their studies.
I teach 24 first graders in a low income public school. Over 80% of our students qualify for free or reduced price lunches. They are amazing students who are inquisitive and energetic. They love to read and explore while constructing their own learning. These children are from very diverse ethnic, social, and income backgrounds; and they are Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Vietnamese, and Caucasian. The students' native language is often not English and we, as teachers, are challenged by how best to inspire these children. One common theme with my students, though, is their desire to learn.
Have you ever seen a child that just couldn’t sit still? This is often seen in my class, as first graders are very active. This movement actually helps them to actively learn. Students will be able to use the three yoga ball chairs at our classroom desks and tables.
I am looking forward to expanding our flexible seating environment where students are allowed and encouraged to wiggle and wobble, not penalized for it.
I have already seen great success in my classroom with the rocker chairs and wobble cushions that we have. These different seating options have greatly cut down on disruptions by simply allowing students the stimulus their muscles need in order to stay focused and be successful.
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