“When they’re not moving their brains go cold and they stop learning at the highest level. When they’re moving, that brain is lit up and ready to learn,” Chambers said.
Her favorite piece of equipment at the lab is the
, one of the activity desks.
“It basically allows the student to do movement with their legs, gliding along,” Chambers said.
There is also a
where students can attach worksheets or other materials to work on while they move.
Third-grader Adelyn Jones said her favorite was the
“You hold on and you try to swing yourself,” Jones said. “Then that
moves a lot.”
Fifth-grader Bethany Farthing added that while the
looks like it is all leg movement, arms actually get the biggest workout.
Her two favorite pieces of equipment were the
“It’s really fun,” Farthing said about the lab. “You couldn’t do that normally because you can’t run and do your homework at the same time.”
A mat at the front of the
that looked like a figure eight by following different pathways on the map, students can “draw” any letter or shape.
During the opening, one of the educators and one of the students took turns spelling different words and challenging each other to guess what they were spelling.