My students need wobble chairs and sticky easel pads to lean more safely while they discuss and learn!
Every single year I have been incredibly lucky to have gotten amazing and wonderful students. And this year is no exception. (Kids are great!)
For 180 days a year our class gets to build relationships, grow as people and learners, and discover new things about ourselves, our classmates, and our world.
All people have challenges, but challenges can be overcome. Some challenges my students encounter include living in poverty, learning English as a second (or sometimes third+) language, or surviving other adverse childhood experiences (ACE). In our classroom, students not only learn academic skills, they also learn social and emotional skills that will help them develop resilience, and give them strategies to cope with life's challenges! (Yoga breaths are a favorite tool, of several, to help us calm down!) My goal each year is to teach not only the standards and curricula, but to go beyond and teach each whole child.
Lots of first graders have the wiggles in their bodies. This can make having a classroom discussion quite challenging, both in leading the discussion, and for the students attending to and participating in the discussion! When the wiggles are high, it is hard for me to turn my back and chart key points on the Post-It Easel Pads of our discussion. Nearly all the charts and posters in our room are made as a class so that they are easy to reference as we created them together!
Wobble chairs allow for students to lean safely in their chair AND learn at the same time!
Outside of discussions, I have several first graders who love leaning in their chair. Falls have happened more than once. With these wobble chairs we can eliminate "put your chair down" or "stop leaning" or "be careful." With these chairs, students will be able to lean as much as they would like, but in a much safer way!
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|Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Dark Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business||$59.80||6||$358.80|
|Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (559), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business||$33.34||2||$66.68|
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