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STABILIZING Classroom Distractions
My students need six stability balls, as an educational tool, to help improve learning during small group instruction.
Have you ever seen a child who just couldn't sit still in their chair? I have found a way to help my students get their "wiggles" out and spend more time focusing on their classwork. Kindergartners love to wiggle.
My students attend a public school in Long Island.
We are being hit hard this year with the devastating cuts to education and a tax cap. These new state policy's make it impossible to for any extra spending to help our students learn. My children love to play and move. They are fun and energetic kindergartners who love to learn.
Kinesthetic learners move their bodies in order to learn something new. These learners have a hard time sitting in a chair for an extended period of time. In the past, some of these students have been labeled as hyperactive. Others have been called difficult to teach. The stability ball is intended to help kinesthetic learners to be more focused during small group instruction. The stability balls will produce higher quality retention of skills.
By replacing the chairs at my guided reading table with stability balls, my students will gain improved posture and attention.
The students that are the most impacted are those with high energy. The stability ball allows students to 'actively move' without being a distraction. Positive results come in the form of improved posture and balance, better handwriting, less distractions, more awareness of their body, and better attention and focus during the day.
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