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Fitness Balls Replace Classroom Chairs

In one classroom in Charlotte, Tennessee, students no longer sit on chairs, but on fitness balls instead. Teacher Angie Owen got the idea from a California classroom that's doing the same thing.
"Assistant Principal Judy Woodard said the balls give students a range of motion and helps their posture. 'It helps a child that has ADD, ADHD, or other medical conditions to move when they need to move,' she said. 'And helps them concentrate.'"
Students are not only seeing their posture improve, but their grades as well. In addition to classroom benefits, the students often roll the balls down to the gym for a series of stretching exercises. The fitness balls were donated by Target, and other retailers are planning to make similar donations. Source: NewsChannel 5 (TN)

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Posted By: Aspen Education Group