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Outdoor Class Activity Calendar for May

As the weather continues to get warmer, it is the perfect time to take advantage and bring your class outdoors! Breathe in the fresh air, plan an activity, and see the positive results in your students.  Did you know: Nature restores students’ attention, relieves stress, and can make students more engaged!  Use this free calendar packed with outdoor activities and movement breaks as an easy and [...]

By |2021-04-29T13:32:31+00:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Classroom Activities|0 Comments

3 Steps to Creating an Outdoor Learning Space

Nature restores students' attention, relieves stress, and can make students more engaged! Use these 3 steps to create your own outdoor learning space for your class. 1. Plan Your Space  The first step to creating your outdoor learning space is to plan where your space is going to be. The great thing about bringing your classroom outdoors [...]

3 People to Ask About Federal Funding for Your Active Classroom

As you take in information pertaining to the Education Stabilization Fund, it seems to get more and more confusing. Between all of the federal funding available it can be hard to determine if the funding is meant for you or not. Let’s equip you with information to succeed and get you in touch with resources that [...]

By |2021-04-09T19:33:30+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Funding Resources|0 Comments

5 Tips to Secure Federal Funding for Your Active Classroom

More federal relief funding has been provided to help schools safely reopen and mitigate learning loss. Active seating can be a helpful tool to combat learning loss, as it’s proven to help students remain focused and engaged in the classroom!   If you’re planning to talk to your administrator about purchasing active furniture for your classroom or school, it’s best to come prepared.  Here are 5 questions to ask [...]

By |2021-03-22T18:34:32+00:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Funding Resources|0 Comments

Mitigate Learning Loss with Active Classrooms

“Learning loss” has become an important topic for schools in the United States due to students having to learn from home during the pandemic. To address this issue, federal funding has been given to K-12 schools. This funding is to be spent on resources that help combat learning loss, encourage safety, and more. Here’s what you need to know about learning loss, including [...]

Creating Individual Workstations in Your Classroom

Active classrooms are more important now than ever before, and that’s because students (and teachers) will need to adjust from their work from home lifestyle to back to their classrooms. Since learning from home, the day might include moving around more. For example, to grab a drink of water, grab another snack, make lunch, chase [...]

Breaking Down ESSER Funds

Important Abbreviations  ESSER Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief CARES Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CRRSA Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations ARPAAmerican Rescue Plan ActSEA State Education Agency LEA Local Education Agency ESF Education Stabilization Fund  Timeline  March 27, 2020: The CARES Act was signed into law, which included $13.2 billion for the ESSER Fund. December 27, 2020: The CRRSA Act was signed into law, which included an [...]

3 Active Thanksgiving-Themed Activities

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Reflecting on what you’re thankful for is a big part of the holiday, but why not use it as (another) way to introduce activity throughout the school day, whether at home or in school. Read through these fun Thanksgiving-themed activities and put some gobble in your wobble this holiday!  Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt  Things [...]

By |2020-11-20T18:23:56+00:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: At-Home Activities & Resources, Classroom Activities|0 Comments

The Benefits of Active Seating

The active seating demands in classrooms continue to rise and yet, I have a lot of people who make purchasing decisions continue to ask, “what makes an active seat better for you than a traditional chair?” Here are a few facts as to the benefits of active seating. Increases Blood Flow to the Brain Utilizing [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:05:41+00:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments