As a teacher in a high poverty, urban district coupled with a high ELL population, it is challenging to provide rich learning experiences for our curious 5th graders. I am often searching for resources to engage, enrich, and promote problem solving in my classroom.
My students deserve the same opportunities as their peers in suburban school districts.
I see their minds wonder, create, and make connections as we explore countless topics throughout the 5th grade curriculum. I would like to continue to create the most comfortable and inviting classroom space for optimal learning!
I would like my students to have an alternative to sitting in a plastic chair or sitting on the floor. Balance balls will also allow kids who need frequent movement to move without disturbing those around them. They will allow them the flexibility to rock, lean, and stand when they need to change position and not interrupt the flow of the lesson or the focus of their peers.
Not only will the balance balls improve attention, they will also strengthen their core muscles and improve posture.
Giving students choice in my classroom is just as important as the content that I teach.
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