My students are a very diverse group of hard-working students. They come from a very disadvantaged neighborhood, we have about a 99% free/reduced lunch. As compared to the 6 other elementary schools in my school district, the students at my school are unable to provide themselves with the same "back-to-school" materials.
While they may not have all the materials they need, they have a faculty that supports them and a close-knit community that loves them.
We all band together to ensure their education encompasses both academics and citizenship.
Just like adults get tired of sitting and maintaining focus in hard chairs all day, children do too! I would like to help my students make the most of their day by adding flexible/comfortable seating options. Research has shown that students learn better when they are able to move around room and be comfortable.
Some of the seating options that will be provided with this project are wobble cushions, chair balls, and chair fidget bands.
All of these options will give my students the opportunity to sit comfortably and move around while they are learning. The chair fidget bands and wobble cushions help students who want to work at their desks but still have something to create movement/pressure while working and learning. The wobble cushions and chair balls are also easily placed at various tables and counters around the room for when students benefit from moving away from their desks.
This project would significantly help my students stay engaged in our learning throughout the day. I want them to feel comfortable and at home in our classroom. I cannot wait to see all of the things we can do with flexible seating!
|Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy for Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | for ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business||$11.80||5||$59.00|
|Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34 cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business||$19.99||2||$39.98|
|Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Rose) • Amazon Business||$19.99||2||$39.98|
|WALIKI Chair Ball with Feet for Kids | Alternative Classroom Seating | Balance Ball | 20"/50CM Green • Amazon Business||$17.99||2||$35.98|
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This classroom project was brought to life by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 9 other donors.