My students need 8 therapy balls to sit on during small group instruction to help them focus and concentrate.
This project expired on August 6, 2013.
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Imagine having a disability that prevents you from fully focusing in the classroom. You are expected to sit up straight and still the entire time. My students need resources to help them concentrate and learn.
I am a fourth grade special education teacher.
My students are awesome, hard working, caring individuals. Many of them have ADHD or other attention difficulties. Our school is located in the inner city, and many of my students live in difficult home situations. Many families are living in poverty. Children are not afforded resources they need to learn and grow. Many families speak Spanish and parent involvement is low.
Research shows that students, especially boys, who are permitted to sit on therapy balls during classroom instruction have improved concentration, energy, and attention. My students have learning and concentration difficulties and I believe having therapy balls available as alternative chairs will increase student achievement and participation.
I am requesting 8 therapy balls for my students to sit on during small group instruction to help them focus and concentrate.
An engaged and active body = an engaged and active brain!
In addition to improved concentration and attention, therapy balls as chairs would burn excess energy, not to mention the physical/health benefits available. Donations to this project would make a difference in the engagement and positive environment of my classroom!
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