“We got iPads so they can read a book or practice their math facts or listen to a story. Listening to something from National Geographic or something that gets them moving through these things here,” Hendrix-Nora said.
Other stations include drum pads
, yoga balance stations
or a bounce station
. Hendrix-Nora said they plan to put bounce stations in multiple classrooms, which will help some students who like to move and learn at the same time.
The room is used for therapeutic uses on a regular basis for students who need to take a time out or may have behavioral issues and would like to take a break in a space or staff can de-escalate a situation in a room like the ABL lab
. The room is also used for both before and after school care, Hendrix-Nora said.
Classes can sign up for the room for 15 to 20 minute spans during the day. Classes typically use the room during elective time or if it goes with their literacy lesson. Students can go into groups or go by themselves at a station and do some movement while reading instead of just sitting down, she said.