More than half of students from low‑income households
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Flexible Seating for Fresh Reading Experiences!
My students need flexible seating, such as jumbo bean bags and giant pillows, to help them actually enjoy the task of reading!
All of my students are in my class for various reasons, but they all have one thing in common. Reading and writing is a weakness, and it is my job to make it enjoyable and meaningful. Recently, I had them complete a "reading interest survey" and the results were heartbreaking. The majority of my students have not read a book of their own choosing since elementary school. We need to fix that not only to help their literacy skills, but to give them the chance to fall in love with a book again.
When you sit down and get lost in a book, are you sitting in a rigid hard desk or are you curled up in a comfortable cushy chair? In order to ignite the desire to read, my students need to be able to authentically enjoy the adventure.
By providing flexible seating, my students will feel more in control of their learning.
The classroom will transform to a space where they are able to get comfortable and engage in the full learning experience.
Flexible seating will promote a greater sense of community and collaboration. When students are comfortable, they are more like to take risks while participating which will yield a more engaging experience.
I am asking for bean bag chairs and floor pillows to start my flexible seating transformation. I will be buying fluffy throw rugs, lap desks, clipboards, and other items to help make work stations with the new seating. Since most of my students already have an aversion to reading and writing, creating an enticing environment will ease some of their anxieties and encourage them to work through their dread. When students are comfortable, it is proven that they are more eager to take ownership of their education.
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