Physical Education Specialist and Counseling will work collaboratively with small groups integrating brain-based physical activities (cup stacking, juggling, hurdles and ladders) to enhance student focus. Cup stacking studies show cup stacking activities improve reading test scores and cross-patterning brain development.
A study, conducted by Shirlene Davis at the University of North Carolina, evaluated differences in STAR Reading Test Scores for those that participated in cup stacking and those who did not. The study found children that used cup stacking activities achieved higher scores in reading after the experiment was complete. The results concluded that the brain-based activity of cup stacking may have contributed to the increase in the achievement of reading development.