Help me give my students flexible seating to help students stay focused in the classroom.
My school is located in the wildly changing city of Lancaster, PA. We have a very diverse student population, and with that we have very diverse needs.
My students are growing and loving learning.
It is wild to watch their curiosity grow by the day. They persevere through many circumstances that are outside of our school walls all with a smile on their face. I am lucky to see these students daily, and so I want to gift them with new tools within our room to help them succeed, because they certainly deserve it.
In the sixth grade students are dealing with a multitude of change. They are changing schools, changing bodies, and changing the structure of their day and the way they learn. Students are now required to sit in longer classes with more intense focus. In my classroom students do forty-five minutes of silent reading while I confer with students one on one. In order to help students remain focused on their task I would like to provide some alternative seating. This seating allows students some freedom to move while still continuing to learn. Even as adults we need to move positions or release some energy, but if a classroom of sixth graders did this it could be complete chaos. This is a way to control the chaos while still providing students with the physical movement they need in order to promote focus.
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