My students need flexible seating options to help every student, no matter their learning style, succeed!
This project expired on April 30, 2017.
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I work with a range of students from children who have significant needs and disabilities to students who participate in a general education classroom only. For some students, sitting still during a teacher's verbal instruction and independent work is a real challenge.
My students need movement as they learn.
They are constantly wiggling in their chairs and falling out because the chairs don't move. Wobble chairs and stability balls have been shown to improve focus, balance, and core strength. They need movement and hands on learning. In an elementary classroom setting, kinesthetic learners stand out because of they need to move. Our classroom is full of movement. Their high energy levels cause them to be restless, impatient, and out of their seats. Kinesthetic learners' short- and long-term memories are strengthened by their use of movement. We are a public school. Our school and staff are culturally diverse. We encourage students to use perseverance, respect, integrity, decision-making skills, and excellence. These materials will allow my students to persevere.
My students will sit on the stools and balls while they are listening to whole group lessons, while they are working independently, while they are working in small groups and while they are working on the computer. They will use them throughout the day in all academic areas. Our school is moving towards integrating blended learning on a daily basis. This means students are spending more time sitting still in front of a computer to do their daily work.
Donations to our classroom towards Wobble stools and balls will help my students focus and do their best learning.
Our computer sessions can take up to 45 minutes. My students find this to be too long of a time to sit still and focus. With the wobble chairs and the stability balls, they will be able to wiggle around as they learn. This will improve their retention of material learned. This will also help my students when it comes to state testing in the spring. They will have been able to have ample opportunity building up their stamina while focusing in front of computer screen to do their best work and succeed on the common core state tests, such as the SBAC. This opportunity will also help my students become 21st century learners and become accustomed to focusing while using technology as it is an important skill they will use throughout their lives.
Stand Steady Up Wobble Stool for Seating Performance with Active Sitting - Premium Ergonomic Stool / Ergonomic Office Chair for Comfort & Back Pain Relief - Made in Germany (Black/Gray)
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Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Balance Ball, Grey
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