Mrs. Quaranta-Baumann from Binghamton NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
My students need a variety of seating options in order to create an engaging environment that will support their diverse needs.
I have a classroom of 14 diverse learners. My students show a great amount of enthusiasm for learning. They are particularly interested in science and geography right now! Their excitement for learning is exhibited daily, as is their support for their peers.
Seeing my students continue to grow in their learning is amazing!
We are in a mostly low-income/high-poverty school district, with many of my students facing several challenges both in and out of the classroom. We strive to make school an enjoyable experience where all students feel safe and engaged. As their teacher, I aim to foster their curiosity and love of learning.
Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.
My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.
The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools are adjustable and will allow students to sit at desk/higher tables but will still allow some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. They can also be used as an alternative chair if needed! The comfy floor seats and the beanbag chair will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.
I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!
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|Kore Adjustable Wobble Chair 15.5"--21.5" - Dark Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company||$100.29||2||$200.58|
|Vinyl Bean Bag - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company||$50.96||1||$50.96|
|BR302RD - Comfy Floor Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$49.99||1||$49.99|
|BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$49.99||1||$49.99|
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