My Students are on the Ball! …Literally

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  1. I have balls in my room for all my students and love them 🙂 I was able to get them through Donors Choose but I had to search for them. I chose Sportime and then searched their site directly- just searching all didn't get any results… They are 17.66 though!
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  2. John Parker says:

    kudos to you for bringing in such a wonderful idea of putting fitballs in place of chairs. keep going!

  3. Hi! I'm your newest follower. What a GREAT idea! Love this!

    Thanks for sharing. Come check out my blog sometime. I offer lots of freebies.

    Thanks,

    Lyndsey
    ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com

  4. Adrienne says:

    Randi: Where on Donor's Choose did you find the ball? Sand in them is such a great idea!

    Mrs. K: I have heard of discs but I completely forgot about them. They sound worth looking into. Thanks!

  5. Lisa Howard says:

    This is amazing. So wonderful that you are able to do this.

    – Lisa
    a teachers bag of tricks

  6. Mrs. K says:

    I love this post! I have been drooling over fitness balls in the classroom for several months now. Last year, I taught high school, so it was difficult to allow students to bring balls from home (especially since they couldn't use them in other classes), and I never raised enough money to buy a class set. I moved over the summer and am having to spend the year substituting so I can get my foot in the door again, but fitness balls are at the top of my priority list in my next classroom! Have you heard of fitness discs? They're flatter and actually sit ON TOP OF the chair (instead of replacing it). Students can still wiggle, but they stack nicely for clean-up and don't roll all over the room. Do you have any experience with these? Do you think these would benefit students as much as the fitness balls would? I think fitness discs are actually cheaper, so it's more likely that I would have the funds for a class set of those! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

  7. Randi says:

    I have balls for my classroom. I have been using them for 2 years for certain students. I do not have a class set. I received them from a Donor's Choose grant. Mine have sand inside of them so it weights them down and they don't roll away when a student gets up. I truly beleive it is necessary for some of my ADHD students. For others, it seems to help with overall focus and movement.

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  8. Amber P. says:

    This sounds AWESOME. That is awesome that you have a supportive principal that would let you use these in your classroom. 🙂

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

  9. Erika says:

    I think I NEED me some fitness balls! This sounds like an AMAZINGLY brilliant idea!

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