My students this year are an amazing and unique group of learners. They are incredibly curious about the world around them and the way things work. We work in our classroom to not only touch on all of the basics we need to know, but to extend our knowledge into real-world scenarios and situations.
We are not a normal group of fifth graders in a normal classroom!
This year, my students have been learning the importance of thinking about themselves and their learning, a tough concept when you are ten and eleven! However, they have been doing a fantastic job of learning to make the best choices for them, from choosing the seat that helps them work best to choosing if they want to listen to music while they work to help them focus.
I am looking to give my students more flexible seating options in order to help them maintain focus and support their needs in the classroom.
Flexible seating has been shown to be beneficial to students by helping them find a "smart seat" where they can focus the best.
I would like to give my students an ottoman to help complete our reading corner and give our classroom more storage space. I would like to provide my students with saucer chairs to replace the two in our reading corner that broke during a classroom move. I would like to give my students two Go-Anywhere Chairs in order to complete the set of 6 at our floor level table. I would like to give my students a classroom rug so that we have a place to conduct our morning meetings. Finally, I would like to provide my students with a high table and stools as a new place to complete work that helps them feel safe and comfortable in the classroom.
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