Mrs. Hagler from Little Elm TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students flexible seating options such as wobble chairs and ball chairs with feet to accommodate individual learning styles and increase student engagement!
First grade students must learn so much in just a few months, from reading and writing to math, social studies and science. The students in my class each have hidden special talents, varying learning styles, and different instructional needs.
As a Title I campus, we have a large number of low-income students.
My school is in a very transient area, so there are students moving in and out often. I make it a priority to have students build relationships with one another; students learn that in spite of their differences, our classroom makes a family.
Research has proven that flexible seating increases student engagement and collaboration, allowing students to take a sense of ownership in their leaning environment. Based on this research, I added some forms of flexible seating into my classroom this past year. Students were assigned a "free spot" in which they could chose to work (with a clipboard and pillow) instead of their traditional table/chair. I loved the collaboration and excitement that this provided for my students, but I did not have the resources to purchase flexible seating options.
Based on my research and actual observation in my classroom over the past year, I am confident that my first grade students will love and benefit from using flexible seating options.
Specifically, wobble chairs are ideal for students who are hyperactive, as they can wiggle nonstop and yet keep from falling over because of the rounded base; balance disks will enable students who enjoy working on the floor with lap desks to comfortably write and collaborate; the chair ball (with feet) helps students focus while promoting muscle development; and students kick their legs repeatedly when using busy bands, increasing oxygen and blood flow to the brain.
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|WC714 - Flex-Space Wobble Chair - 14" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$52.99||4||$211.96|
|Tangkula Bed Table Adjustable Laptop Table, Portable Standing Bed Desk with Foldable Legs, Notebook Stand Reading Holder for Couch & Floor Sofa Breakfast Tray, Computer Riser, Outdoor Camping Table • Amazon Business||$19.00||4||$76.00|
|WALIKI Toys Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair with Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Gray) • Amazon Business||$13.99||4||$55.96|
|Lilypad Balance Disc and Kids Wobble Cushion for Flexible Seating Classroom and Stability Training • Amazon Business||$12.99||4||$51.96|
|Busy Bands : Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet : Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity : Size: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Thick to Support Kicking (2) • Amazon Business||$7.99||1||$7.99|
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