Second grade students are curious and have a love for learning how things work and how they are put together. They are so excited to learn about the world around them and have so many questions about their environment. They love reading! Many of them don't get the chance to travel anywhere outside of their neighborhood or small town. I try to help them understand that they can experience things outside of their environment by reading about them and using their imagination while reading.
As a teacher I feel it is my responsibility to provide all types of learning activities for my students to keep them excited, focused and engaged in school.
My class is in a small school with a high percentage of students who are on free and reduced lunch. The teachers at the school work very hard to create a wonderful learning environment where students are encouraged to explore the world around them through books. Books can take you places in your mind that you may never get to actually travel to.
My students will be able to focus, concentrate and wiggle less with these flexible seats. I have a very active group of 2nd graders who find it hard to focus and concentrate on their work because they cannot get their wiggles out. For some, sitting in a hard chair for any period of time is impossible. Some choose to stand while others just need a different choice for seating. I think these exercise balls would be a great option for my students to use during our group work or seat work. Their focus, concentration and wiggling will improve as well.
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