My students need appropriate resources, like the WOBBLE chairs, so their engagement and focus on learning is raised to the next level.
Think about being excited to learn, but the resources available make it difficult to fully engage or participate. My students need flexible seating, access to writing, and calming supports to help them focus.
My students enjoy learning; however, there are not enough resources that would help them access the curriculum to their fullest potential.
There has been substantial research concerning flexible seating. Many of my students find it difficult to sit and; therefore, rock back and forth in their chairs or stand. I also have emergent writers and because of their development, only do best with slant boards, but we have to share which means waiting for our friend to finish. There is also the need for weighted lap pads. There are not enough for those who need them. These are great for when they are reading, listening, or doing table work.
All of these are key items that should be available to students- particularly in a special education classroom.
Making choices in their daily learning is something I teach as part of self-advocacy. When students are allowed to make a choice, they are more engaged, focus better, and are happier. The WOBBLE chairs, which we currently have just one in the classroom, are durable- which is needed in a class of TK-1st grade students, and are perfect to help students fidget while they engage in their work.
Writing would be so much more enjoyable if there were resources that helped with that skill.
As a teacher of emergent writers, some students are still developing arm-wrist movement. Our OT has recommended slant boards, but unfortunately, we also share one. Having this tool would help facilitate writing and my students' fine motor development too.
My last request are the weighted lap pads. Our classroom has two, but I have more than two students who would benefit from this support. These help keep my students remain calm and focused- which allows them to benefit from stories and engaging in lessons.
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|Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Preschool - Blue (12in) • Amazon Business||$53.95||3||$161.85|
|BOARD ABILITATIONS SLANTSCRIPT BOARD • School Specialty||$40.68||2||$81.36|
|Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business||$65.95||1||$65.95|
|Weighted Sensory Lap Pads - from 3 to 11 lbs & More than 10 Designs - 5 lbs - "The Magic Bus" ... • Amazon Business||$44.99||1||$44.99|
|Weighted Sensory Lap Pad - 5 lbs - "Dinos" • Amazon Business||$44.99||1||$44.99|
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