We live in northern Maine. My students come primarily from middle to low-income households; therefore resources are often very limited.
I have a classroom filled with amazing learners!
“Our classroom environments should be conducive to open collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. This simply cannot be done when kids are sitting in rows of desks all day.” (Benjamin Franklin International School). I want my learners to have voice and choice. I want to provide them with flexible seating options. These would allow them to have access to various choices.
These flexible seating options will provide alternative choices for learners to use in our classroom. My learners love to sit wherever they want! They pick what fits best for them! We use flexible seating during our math stations, when writing, doing STEM, and even just to sit and enjoy a good book. The engagement we get when our learners choose their seating is amazing!
It’s no secret that children need to move!
Flexible seating helps make learning fun! With these new flexible seating options, my learners will be able to choose from a variety of seating options that will allow them to move about and get comfy. Flexible seating allows students to bounce, stand, wobble, kneel, and sit to suit their needs. This helps to increase blood flow, oxygen flow to the brain, and core strength. Flexible seating encourages learners to share space and supplies, allows them to find comfortable positions throughout the classroom, and encourages them to take turns. My learners have shown great interest in the flexible seating we have now, and this project will provide them with many more options!
FDP Cali 12 inch Square Toddler Floor Cushions, Dirt-Resistant Coated Oxford Fabric, Flexible Seating for in-Home Learning, Classrooms, Preschools, Daycares (5-Piece) - Vibrant
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ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Laptop Stand, Writing Table, Kids’ Travel-Friendly Tray, Flexible Collaborative Seating for Teens and Adults, One-Piece Desk, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified, Black
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