More than half of students from low‑income households
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Strengthening Minds and Cores in U. S. History
My students need 6 exercise balls to keep them awake, alert, un-fidgety, and to give them core strengthening opportunities in history class.
A quick google search of "stability balls in class" reveals the positive effects of using exercise balls in lieu of chairs. Students don't get enough physical activity in the day, and having the opportunity to sit on an exercise ball will allow their brains to stay more alert and engaged in class!
My students attend a charter school in Boston.
77% of the students in our school qualify for free and reduced price lunches. They are enthusiastic and inquisitive eighth graders who work hard in their U. S. history class. The ninety 8th graders at our school take history, biology, English, and algebra. They also participate in two hours of tutorial each day. This results in over six hours of sitting time within the school day!
While my students are energetic, they don't always get enough opportunities to expend energy during our extended-hour school days. This sometimes results in fidgety, sleepy, or lackadaisical students. By giving my kids the opportunity to sit on exercise balls in class, you will be providing them with an extra-core-strengthening, posture-improving chance to engage more in the learning we do!
This opportunity will greatly improve my students' ability to participate in class and complete assignments, which will directly correlate to their ability to prepare for the rigorous content and skills knowledge they will need in high school and college history and English classes.
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