My students are a wonderful group of Fourth graders who love learning. Our school is a public school with 95% of our students receiving free lunch. Out of 302 students, 54% are Black and 39% Hispanic and the rest are mixed or other.
The classroom is where students and teachers have the opportunity to be creative, have fun and learn, all at the same time!
I am a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district where my students are faced with challenges both in and out of school. Even with these challenges my students come eager to learn. They are sweet, inquisitive, and very energetic.
Many of our families have recently emigrated to the US. My students are 18 happy and energetic fourth graders. It is an ICT class, with a high percentage of special needs children. Most of them come from low income families with various cultural backgrounds and languages.
We are requesting floor sears and a floor workspace bundle. Flexible seating is something that I started in my class last year when the Principal gifted us wobble stools. Flexible seating is a choice provided to students that allows them to work around the room comfortably and focused. It provides students the environment they need to be their best.
Students do their best when they are comfortable (don't we all)!
Children need to move. Flexible seating allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength. In turn, this burns more calories and increases metabolism. It also helps keep young minds more alert and focused.
Having more choices of flexible seating in my class will allow my students to do their best.
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