My students need 25 sport balls to replace our standard classroom chairs.
This project expired on April 25, 2014.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
"Sitting still is overrated. It makes sense for the opera or for meditating, but in most classrooms and child care centers, it's given far more honor than it deserves. Children need to move." ~Tom Hunter, National Association for the Education of Young Children.
I teach in a school that strives to try any and all strategies that we believe will help students succeed.
The children truly are number one. Which is why I have been allowed, and encouraged, to proceed with project. Each year I notice more and more how students are having trouble expressing their thoughts or completing tasks because they cannot sit still or stay focused. Each student has their own strengths and deserves the ability to succeed in their own classroom.
All chairs will be replaced by sport balls. Each ball will have a round base on the floor to ensure it does not roll away when the student stands. The balls will allow the students to focus on remaining balanced while also focusing on the task given. The students will have the opportunity to opt out and use a standard chair. The standard chairs will also remain accessible in case certain students aren't ready to handle the balance balls and need a little more time to learn how to use them correctly.
By donating to the project you are allowing students who would normally feel uncomfortable and out of place in a classroom to see it as a fun place where they are successful.
Students need to feel confident and comfortable, and you are helping them achieve that. Thank you.
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