More than a third of students from low‑income households
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Moving Bodies to Help Growing Brains!
My students need bouncy bands to keep their feet and bodies moving while their brains are growing!
Our school is a free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory middle school located in Durham, North Carolina that opened its doors to 90 5th graders in August 2015.
The school is modeled after the highly successful KIPP Gaston College Preparatory located in Gaston, NC and is part of the KIPP Eastern North Carolina network of schools.
The school's mission is to empower its students, most of whom are from high-poverty communities in East Durham, with the knowledge, skills and character necessary to be successful in the colleges of their choice, strengthen their communities and fight for social justice. With a culture of high expectations, an unwavering commitment to student success and a belief in more time in the classroom, our school is committed to its vision – a Durham where all students have access to an amazing education and the resources needed to succeed.
Our tenacious students are in school from 8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 2pm on Fridays to grow their brains. Much of their day they are working SO hard to grow their brains while seated. Research supports movement while learning. We often remember this regularly with lower elementary students are let it go to the wayside with upper elementary.
These bands allow our 5th grade students to move their feet and lower bodies during instruction without notice from their peers around them.
I am excited for our students to be able to move their bodies while their brains are moving and growing. I predict that students will be able to focus better with their eyes, brains, and ears while their lower bodies are moving freely.
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