I teach at a Title 1, ethnically diverse school in southeast Louisiana. Our students are mostly from a low socio-economic background and receive free breakfast and lunch. Hurricane Katrina has greatly affected our community.
Regardless of their home lives and background, my students walk into the classroom every morning full of life and ready for a day of learning.
My goal for my students is that each and every one of them will be a productive member of our community.
They have so much to offer, each one having a unique and special story to tell. I can see their eyes light up as they are learning and soaking up new information. I'm so blessed that I can play a small part in their journey to success.
It is hard for children to sit for an entire school day. Recess is short and P.E. is only twice a week. Thus items like yoga balls make it easier to exercise in the classroom while students are learning.
Yoga balls are inexpensive and have many uses.
The sky is the limit as to how they can be used in a class. For instance, when I am teaching multiples, students can bounce as each multiple is being called out. When I am teaching prime and composite numbers, they can lift the ball in the air if the number is prime or sit on it if the number is composite. Thus having a class set of yoga balls would allow my students to be more engaged and active while learning.
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