Active learners! My fourth grade classroom is made up of a diverse group of 25 students with different backgrounds, abilities, and needs. The students are creative, witty, funny, sensitive, and adventurous. My fourth graders really enjoy movement and brain breaks, working with different partners around the classroom, and helping out in the school. I really enjoy their optimistic outlook on life and their determination to achieve their goals no matter what.
I have been teaching at my school for 17 years, and I can't think of better place to be!
My students come in all shapes and sizes, which is what makes them so special to teach!
Our elementary school has a diverse student body that is comprised of 43.6% African American students, 23.2% White students, 17.2% Asian students, 12.7% Hispanic students, and 3.2% Multi-Race, Non Hispanic students. We are so lucky to have such a unique population of students!
This past year in my classroom I've implemented two Hokki stools as an alternative seating option for my kids. All of my students enjoy using them not just my wiggle worms. They have become so popular that I had to make a rotating schedule for the use of them in my classroom. I almost always get a smile from my students when they are picked to use these unique seats for the school day.
I have noticed that when the kids aren't restricted with their seating, they tend to pay more attention to my lessons and chat less with their peers during instructional time.
I believe having these amazing Gaiam Kids Stay -N- Play Children's Balance Balls in my classroom will make a world of difference for my students. Not only will they help with keeping the students' bodies active and their mind engaged in learning, but these flexible balls will encourage healthy posture and movement. The students will benefit greatly with the use of the Gaiam balls, and they will promote positive movement in the classroom while expending excessive energy.
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