My kids are 11-13 year olds who are in the sixth grade. I love sixth grade because the kids are trying to figure out who they are in this world. They are developing their hopes and dreams for the future. Many of my kids have already suffered years of reading failure at this point in elementary.
I love being able to work with struggling readers who have given up, and helping them realize they can read!
The smiles, hugs, excitement, shouts of "YES!" as they see their reading levels grow are fantastic!
Stability Wobble Cushions, Stabili-T-Stools, and Bouncy Fidget Desk Bands will add a level of movement to my class that is critical.
Flexible seating works!
I have used bungee cords and shortened desks the past three years in order to give my kids a chance to choose the seating that fits their personality best. My kids have "walked" so many miles on the bungee cords, that they have frayed and broken! I removed the legs on the desks, so that kids could "sprawl" on the floor while they worked. I would like to add Stabili-T-Stools and the wobble cushions instead of chairs to add another level of movement to the room. Flexible seating makes a huge positive impact on their academics, as well as behavior.
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