Ms. Kirkman from Ocala FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
My students need flexible seating options to allow for movement while learning, which promotes better focus and a more engaged learning environment.
My adorable little Kindergarten students, who I affectionately refer to as "tiny humans", are learning what it means to exist, grow, explore, and learn within the space of a classroom for the first time.
"Wake up, be awesome, repeat." This is the classroom motto my amazing Kindergarten students recite every day.
They cannot contain their excitement as they enter my classroom each day, beaming from ear to ear wondering what the day will bring. Their excitement is contagious.
I want to give my students a classroom environment that will promote happy and engaged learning. At five and six years old, they are already taking ownership of their education and recognizing what they need in order to produce their best work.
Choice is a very powerful classroom tool. Flexible seating choices allow students to become more empowered learners. Flexible seating allows students to leave behind the traditional chair and desk and find new areas of the room in which to learn. My project will allow for my students to choose to move away from traditional seating options and to use options like balance balls, wobble chairs, floor cushions, and wobble cushions in our classroom environment.
By allowing students, even as young as five years old, to choose where and how they want to learn, they take more ownership in their education and are better motivated to grow and succeed.
Flexible seating is also a positive addition to students' mental and physical development. Many students simply learn better when their bodies are moving. Seating options, such as wobble chairs and balance balls, allow students' minds to stay engaged while their bodies are moving, strengthening backs, legs, and core areas, all while getting "the wiggles out".
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|Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Pre - Purple (12in) • Amazon Business||$59.99||2||$119.98|
|ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Round, Yellow (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business||$77.29||1||$77.29|
|Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business||$16.99||4||$67.96|
|Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business||$16.98||2||$33.96|
|Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business||$16.98||2||$33.96|
|Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business||$16.98||1||$16.98|
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