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My goal is to create a functional learning environment that promotes engagement and productivity. I strive to create a space where learners can collaborate and problem solve with their peers. I also hope to add a bit of fun and comfort to our otherwise traditional table setting in the kindergarten classroom.

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Wiggle Room! Flexible Seating in our Kindergarten Class

School:
Maximo Elementary School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Rachel Lachiusa 
Students Impacted:
18 
Grade:
Date:
March 28, 2018

Investor

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Skyway Marina - $397.08

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 19

Students with flexible seating this year are more engaged than ever! Our scores in both language arts and mathematics have increased significantly. Students are enjoying having the opportunity to sit, wiggle, kick band or stand while they complete their work. 

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

My goal is to create a functional learning environment that promotes engagement and productivity. I strive to create a space where learners can collaborate and problem solve with their peers. I also hope to add a bit of fun and comfort to our otherwise traditional table setting in the kindergarten classroom.  

 

What will be done with my students

My kindergarten scholars are constantly on the move!
Each student will receive a flexible seating option of their choice, so they each can have that range of motion they desire while being safe in the classroom.

What I want most for my students though is to be able to focus throughout our extended day since they will be able to safely wiggle in our classroom area. With this improvement in focus, student academic growth will occur in our classroom. The flexible seating options will be used year after year with scholars.  

 

Benefits to my students

By utilizing flexible seating options in our classroom, there are many benefits that are research proven.
These benefits include but are not limited to..
*open collaboration & communication
*problem solving
*increased motivation
*improved overall posture
*improved core strength
*opportunities of physical activity / movement which is directly linked to higher academic performance, better health, and improved behavior
*increased focus for students who have ADD / ADHD or have sensory issues  

 

Describe the Students

Maximo Elementary is a Title 1 school in the Transformation Zone of Pinellas County. My 18 scholars are creative and extraordinary kindergartners who come from a variety of backgrounds. In my classroom; I have students who are gifted, students who struggle with academics, students who are homeless, students who struggle with trauma, and students who excel in sports. My diverse students all have in common though that they love exploring, creating and being a part of our kindergarten class.  

 

Budget Narrative

All items will be purchased through Amazon  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 American Plastic Toys Scoop Rocker (Pack of 6) Kids Childrens Chairs $40.49
2 Kore Wobble Chair $62.95
3 Kore Wobble Chair $62.95
4 Kore Wobble Chair $62.95
5 Kore Wobble Chair $62.95
6 Bouncy Chair Bands (12-Pack) $24.87
7 Gaiam Kids Stay N Play Balance Ball $19.98
8 Gaiam Kids Stay N Play Balance Ball $19.98
9 Gaiam Kids Stay N Play Balance Ball $19.98
10 Gaiam Kids Stay N Play Balance Ball $19.98
  Total: $397.08

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