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The goal is to increase focus, comprehension, and self control in all students through the ability to move while they work.

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Let the Children Move!

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School:
Maude Saunders Elementary 
Subject:
Teaching Quality 
Teacher:
Shelley Cotton 
Students Impacted:
  
Grade:
Date:
October 28, 2016

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Lord and Son Construction - $305.82

 

Goal

The goal is to increase focus, comprehension, and self control in all students through the ability to move while they work.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students will have several options to choose from for their work completion. Students may sit on a stability ball, stand at a raised desk, sit on the floor with a lap desk, sit at their desk with a wobble chair, or sit at their desk in a traditional chair. I will also be adding stretch bands to desks for students who like to move their feet.  

 

Benefits to my students

The benefit is that all students can find the best seating and work space for them to be successful. Some students think better standing up, while others think better while being able to move. Since implementing flexible seating, Albemarle public schools have noticed an improvement in grades, student engagement and higher order thinking within in the classroom. I have provided the link for the article of their experiences below.
https://www.edutopia.org/practice/flexible-classrooms-providing-learning-environment-kids-need 

 

Budget Narrative

The items above, are meant to help students get comfortable and focused while the conquer the task at hand.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 stability balls (6) $47.82
2 stools for raised desk (6) $78.00
3 bean bag chairs (6) $90.00
4 lap desk (6) $60.00
5 table for computers (foldable) $30.00
  Total: $305.82

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