Students achievement and student wellness in music will be maximized due to an enhanced, student-centered, fun learning environment.

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Student-Centered Seating and Wellness in the Music Classroom

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School:
Pinellas Park Elementary School 
Subject:
Music 
Teacher:
Kristen Schibener 
Students Impacted:
600 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
August 6, 2017

0% Funded

 

 

Only $795.67 Needed

 

Goal

Students achievement and student wellness in music will be maximized due to an enhanced, student-centered, fun learning environment.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students will be able to sit on wobble chairs, ergo seats, and balance cushions when rehearsing instruments (mostly soprano recorders) during group practice center-time.  

 

Benefits to my students

Students will be able to release nervous energy and burn more calories during instrument center-time in music class.

Most instruments require students to develop their musical skills to a high degree. The children must concentrate to advance their music literacy and finger dexterity. Students love the challenge of learning a new instrument, but it can sometimes become frustrating. Some students push themselves very hard and sometimes become upset when they cannot quickly achieve their instrumental goals. Other students become fidgety and unfocused when they attempt to master techniques that are difficult for them. I think that student-centered seating will add a fun, calming element to student practice sessions. Students will look forward to each practice station more and they will be able to move freely while practicing.
 

 

Describe the Students

I teach almost all the children who attend classes at my school, so the beneficiaries of this project run the gamut in terms of ethic background, socioeconomic status, and other demographic data. However, some trends are common. Most of the students in my school come from low-income families (we are a Title I school) and many are English Language Learners. Students who are low and high performers are given the opportunity to learn instruments in music class as well. I teach students with ESE, 504, and IEP plans.  

 

Budget Narrative

The vendors that seem to have the most competitive prices are Walmart (Wacces 13" Stability Fitness Cushion), Amazon (Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair) and MovingMinds (ergoErgo). The fitness balls are available from many vendors and sometimes go on sale. When applicable, I chose to list intermediate-level sizes because some of my fourth and fifth graders are above the maximum weight for elementary-sized equipment. I would be able to begin implementing my student-centered seating plan as soon as I can purchase any one of these sets and I do not have to wait for all of the materials to start implementing the Student-Centered Seating and Wellness in the Music Classroom plan.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Kore Design Kids Wobble Chair 14" - Green $59.99
2 Kore Design Kids Wobble Chair 14" - Green $59.99
3 Kore Design Kids Wobble Chair 14" - Green $59.99
4 Kore Design Kids Wobble Chair 14" - Green $59.99
5 Wacces 13" Athletic Inflatable Massage Balance Stability Fitness Cushion Disc to Improve Balance & Flexibility, Blue $15.99
6 Wacces 13" Athletic Inflatable Massage Balance Stability Fitness Cushion Disc to Improve Balance & Flexibility, Blue $15.99
7 Wacces 13" Athletic Inflatable Massage Balance Stability Fitness Cushion Disc to Improve Balance & Flexibility, Blue $15.99
8 Wacces 13" Athletic Inflatable Massage Balance Stability Fitness Cushion Disc to Improve Balance & Flexibility, Green $15.99
9 Wacces 13" Athletic Inflatable Massage Balance Stability Fitness Cushion Disc to Improve Balance & Flexibility, Green $15.99
10 Wacces 13" Athletic Inflatable Massage Balance Stability Fitness Cushion Disc to Improve Balance & Flexibility, Green $15.99
11 ergoErgo™ Seat - Blue $99.95
12 ergoErgo™ Seat - Blue $99.95
13 ergoErgo™ Seat - Blue $99.95
14 ergoErgo™ Seat - Blue $99.95
15 Fitness Gear 65 cm Fitness Ball - Green $19.99
16 Fitness Gear 65 cm Fitness Ball - Green $19.99
17 Fitness Gear 65 cm Fitness Ball - Green $19.99
  Total: $795.67

0% Funded

 

 

Only $795.67 Needed

 

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