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Wobble Chairs! No more Tired Bottoms!
My students need five Wobble Chairs and two yoga balls to give them seating options that are better than the traditional hard chair. This addresses motor and sensory needs that many students with disabilities have.
My students have mild/moderate disabilities and are in a special day class. Our school is a Title 1 and Title 3 school with 82.7% of the students qualifying for free/reduced lunch, and 68.2% of the students are English Language Learners. Most of my students receive food bags for the weekends and come from migrant families.
Having a disability does not mean a child lacks intelligence, it just means the child is gifted in different ways.
My students are fun, energetic, sweet, and hardworking. We focus on building on their strengths and overcoming weaknesses.
I am fortunate that I get to be their teacher. Many of my students have concentration and sensory issues. I knew I wanted a kinesthetic desks for my students to use, but I also saw that they were cost prohibitive. So I began researching other options and found awesome Wobble chairs which help meet the needs of my students. Just as I get tired of seating in a hard chair, so do my students.
My students have disabilities that affect their motor and sensory skills. While Kinesthetic desks are nice, they are extremely expensive. So, in my class, we are working on adding alternative seating options. The students will get to choose what kind of chair to sit in at any given point throughout the day. What is important is that these chairs help with the natural wiggles my students have, along with giving them a choice in what works best for their own learning. Only 20 minutes in a hard chair isn't comfortable, why would we expect 8-11 year olds to sit in them for 1-2 hours at a time?
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