More than half of students from low‑income households
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Constructive Fidgeting for Optimal Learning
Help me give my students bouncy bands for their chairs to help them fidget constructively without disrupting their neighbors and will also help them focus on their learning tasks.
The 7- and 8-year-olds that I work with on a daily basis are excited, curious, and compassionate. Our school in Bend, Oregon, is nestled in a beautiful natural environment in the center of town. We share our campus with deer and owls. We often go out into our natural environment for hands-on learning.
The students we serve are quite diverse.
Many of our families live at or below the poverty level. In addition to our second language learners and Life Skills program, we house our district's elementary TAG classrooms.
With my students, I feel that it is extremely important to celebrate and appreciate our diversity by focusing on kindness and acceptance of others.
Sometimes learning can be tough. Paying attention can be even harder.
Imagine this: You're seven years old.
You are in a classroom full of friends. You have so many things to say and do but your teacher wants you to concentrate on a task at your desk. It's SO HARD because you just want to be outside playing Wall Ball. So you wiggle and whisper and poke and bounce. Or maybe you're worried that you can't do the task the teacher has given you because it's challenging. So you wiggle and whisper and poke and twirl in your chair.
Enter: Bouncy Bands for Chairs. I want to honor my students' need for movement and energy in a constructive, non-disruptive way. These bands will help encourage active sitting, promote longer on-task behavior, and help to create the positive learning environment my students and I want and need in our classroom.
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