My students need flexible seating options to increase engagement and deepen learning.
This project expired on November 14, 2018.
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My class is made up of 28 third graders. They are a hardworking group of amazing young ladies and gentlemen, sponges, eagerly soaking up all they can share during our school day.
Our school is a Title I school in Southern California.
82% of students are receiving free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch, and many are English Language Learners. Our campus is ethnically diverse, and students are working hard to overcome poverty and become fluent in the English language. They are amazingly resilient tiny people who want to be successful in life.
I am a firm believer that students need to be given choice when it comes to the classroom. I try to create opportunities to provide as much choice as possible when addressing the required Common Core Standards.
Flexible seating allows students to choose the place in the classroom where they can best complete a given task.
It fosters a sense of community as learners are moving about the classroom to find a just right spot to work in or a just right group to work with. The wobble cushions can be used on classroom chairs or on the floor working with a clipboard to keep their bodies active while completing assignments. The wobble chairs will be used at our small group table. This is the table where magic happens. I need students to work with focus during my small group instruction time. When the table is not being used for a lesson with me, students will have the option of taking a wobble chair to another spot in the room to work.
This will be my second year implementing flexible seating in my classroom and I am excited to see my new students thrive in this environment in the coming school year.
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