Footloose and Fancy-Free Fifth Graders Looking For Fidget-Freeing Seating
My students need flexible seating and the Balance Balls are helpful for those who need a bit of a bounce in all they do. Stand-Up desks work best for students who prefer standing... like their teacher!
I have an incredible fun-filled, fidgety class, of fifth graders. They are funloving, thoughtful, and compassionate individuals who are learning to become independent scientists, engineers, and techies of the future. At the same time, they are also preparing for continuous testing throughout May and middle school. Their antsiness and anxiousness are escalating.
Working at a Title I school in the Bay Area with most students on free and reduced lunch can be challenging, but we do our best to stay focused, learn, and make do with all we have.
My students have no complaints and are grateful for all I do to help them succeed, but sometimes I can't do it. Extra help is always greatly appreciated and extremely helpful.
In the last few years, I've been playing with flexible seating arrangements in my classroom. Sitting on the carpet, outside at the lunch benches, and even at the back table for those who need more freedom and choice to better focus. Balance Balls and a Standing Desk would offer that choice and allow students to feel good at the VIP standing desk.
Your donation will help so many students focus on achieving success in the classroom, even during the most challenging times of the day.
The Balance Ball and Standing Desk is also a better choice for those who those with a bit more energy, as well as those who sometimes lack enthusiasm during lessons. With a variety of choices, it would better fit the needs of so many different students and learning styles in my class.
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