My students need wobble seats, bouncy balls, clipboards, and bean bag chairs to increase their ability to focus on academic tasks.
I am teaching reading intervention in grades K-3. The majority of my students come from low-income homes and receive free or reduced lunch. I have a diverse group of students which includes students from multicultural backgrounds and students with differentiated learning styles and needs. When my students come to me they are often excited to learn, even with their limited proficiencies. They all have a clear intrinsic motivation to succeed. I try to foster this love of learning by celebrating the little victories along the way.
I believe that in order for students to learn they must first feel safe and second they must feel comfortable.
In most cases my students are not getting a lot of reading support at home. Therefore, I strive to provide a home-like environment in my classroom. I provide the safe feeling for my students by fostering positive relationships with them. I am creating this project to facilitate the comfortability factor for my students to become successful independent readers.
All of the students who come to me struggle with achieving success in a general classroom due to various learning disabilities and attention difficulties. Research says that allowing students to move during instruction increases their ability to retain information. The wobble seats will be used for students who have autism, ADHD, other sensory processing disorders and my younger students. These cushions allow my students to move around in their seats without disturbing others. The bouncy balls will serve the same purpose in a different section of the room. The students are able to bounce while they are working. This movement reduces their need to get up and roam around the classroom, while focusing their minds on the task at hand.
My goal is to differentiate my classroom seating options so that the various needs of my students are being met at all times.
The clipboards and bean bag chairs will be used during independent reading and centers. The bean bag chairs provide a comfortable safe space for my students to delve into a text as if they were at home in their own space. These materials will make a great difference in my students opinions of what a classroom is and they will increase their ability to focus on academic tasks.
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|Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Inflatable Balance Ball Desk Chair With Stability Legs - Flexible Classroom Seating, Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business||$16.00||6||$96.00|
|Bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc, Gray, 13 inches(33 cm) • Amazon Business||$16.79||3||$50.37|
|Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc • Amazon Business||$16.29||3||$48.87|
|6-Pack White Plastic Clipboards (6 Pieces); Semi-Transparent Plain White w/ Low Profile Metal Clips, Letter / A4 Size • Amazon Business||$10.25||2||$20.50|
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