Monday, May 4, 2015

kids prefer standing and moving to sitting? what a novel concept...

SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A lot of people say we should stand up for education but, at Vallecito Elementary in San Rafael, they’re actually doing it.
“To me, this is the wave of the future,” says 4th grade teacher Maureen Zink.
In four of the school’s classrooms, chairs have been removed and students spend the day standing at their desks. Some parents, concerned about how sedentary kids have become, donated money for the new desks.
A lot of the kids thought the change was weird and it took a few weeks for legs to stop being sore.
But then something really weird started happening — the kids began to like it.
“You can get your bones stretched out and you don’t, like, want to get it stretched in together again,” 1st grader Marley Metzger explained.
To which 4th grader Lola Maggioncalta adds, “To me it’s really fun and it makes me more focused.”


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