Monday, January 30, 2017

Bouncy Bands - Help Keep Students On Task


I have very active students in my class, so when I was presented with the opportunity to try out Bouncy Bands I took it!




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Bouncy Bands were invented by an Elementary School Counselor, Scott Ertl, who created them to help students at his school who needed a way to move while sitting at their desk.  


As soon as I read the directions in the box, I could tell that someone who knew a lot about student needs had developed this product!



Not only were complete instructions included, but there were also tips for having your students try them out.  Scott suggested giving each student a chance to try them out for one hour, and then give their opinion. I am not going to lie, they were a bit difficult for me to install on my own, but with a little help from the hubby, they were good to go!



Even though Luke is no longer in my class this year, he jumped at the opportunity to be the first person to test them out!

After our initial testing, I had my students use them for the week.  To say that they loved them is an understatement! They didn't want to leave their seat!  (Please excuse my messy science supplies in the background)!



Here are the survey results:



Some of their comments:


"We need 23 more!"

"It was good because it helped me concentrate."

"It was good because I need to kick my feet."

"I love the bouncy chair because it relaxes my feet."

I loved that they were so quiet!  Once the students were using them, I really forgot they were even there except for the fact that my students really seemed to stay focused longer. You can see how quiet they are in the video below:




As you can see from the survey, many of my students want more of the Bouncy Bands in our classroom, so I appreciate that Bouncy Bands even has suggestions for writing a Donors Choose proposal!  

You can buy Bouncy Bands at the Bouncy Bands Website or at Amazon

Have you used Bouncy Bands in your classroom?

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and are not influenced by the company or product.

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