Moving Minds

Current $250
Goal $250
Kinesthetic classrooms use teaching strategies for specific academic concepts with proven results. Students engaged in movement improve memory retention, reinforce academic concepts, balance brain chemicals while experiencing whole-brain, whole-body learning.

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School:
SPARKS EL
City:
PASADENA
District: PASADENA ISD

Project Lead

aneff

Donation Goal

$250

Project Details

Kinesthetic classrooms use teaching strategies for specific academic concepts with proven results. Students engaged in movement improve memory retention, reinforce academic concepts, balance brain chemicals while experiencing whole-brain, whole-body learning. These concepts are based on brain research supporting the link of movement and physical activity to increased academic performance. Motor development provides the framework the brain uses to sequence the patterns needed for academic concepts. This is why we are looking to add additional Ergo stools into our classrooms. The stools allow the student to move as needed in the classroom. With proper development of core muscles this will increase the students balance, which will also help address gaps in learning, focus during instruction, and less behavior problems in the classroom to create an all around healthier child.

Partial Funding Plan

If we don't reach our funding goal we will order what we can with the amount that is donated.

Healthy Activities

Today’s IT’S TIME TEXAS message is from the Move Your Body category. Being active can help you do better in school. Move your body. Power your mind.
During Morning announcements we do a brain energizer to get the students moving before we sign off.
4th grade marching and skip counting
4th grade exercising while reading vocabulary words
Brain Energizer with a partner during Morning Announcements
Using the Moonwalker Desk to get movement during instruction
Today’s IT’S TIME TEXAS message is from the Fuel for Strength category. Eat better to play harder, think clearer, and be stronger. Food is fuel.
Today’s IT’S TIME TEXAS message is from the Serve Your Community category. You are an important part of your community. Volunteer to help others make healthy choices.
Students using balls and stools to have constant movement during whole group instruction.
Using the Action Based Learning Lab to learn Math facts.
Today’s IT’S TIME TEXAS message is from the Move Your Body category. One hour. Sixty minutes. Three thousand and six hundred seconds. It’s time to move.
Today’s IT’S TIME TEXAS message is from the Practice Healthy Habits category. Some healthy habits can be standing and stretching, performing exercises, or refilling your water bottle.
Kindergarten Reading Sight Words while walking and balancing on the ladder in the ABL lab.