I teach 21 energetic, loving and thoughtful 6 and 7 year olds. They have huge hearts and a love of adventure and new learning! One thing my students thrive off of is movement and flexibility. We have discussed daily how Mrs. Walters goes to the gym to exercise, and as her muscles get bigger her "below the line" (negative) feelings get pushed out of her body! There's no room for them.
My students have come to realize that their own little bodies thrive off of movement and making choices as well.
As recess time is shortened across the country, I see my students pent up energy churning while sitting at their desks. By turning my classroom into a flexible learning space, they will be able to choose seating arrangements that best fit their learning needs. Although this doesn't add additional physical exercise time, it does allow them the comfort and movement of choosing a seating type that works best for their body. It also keeps them from feeling restrained to a desk.
Flexible seating allow for flexible learning! After whole group instruction students are given the choice to work at their desk or choose a seating option that best fits their needs. Currently my students are choosing to sit at their desk, the floor, or a table. By allowing them comfortable seating options and movement options (wobble seats) they will be able to keep their bodies active which will help keep their brains engaged!
By providing flexible seating options my students will learn responsibility in choosing their seat, staying "in the zone", and minimizing distractions.
The items I have chosen will give my students additional seating choices to make learning more effective. The wobble chairs allow for movement of the body while staying in one place. The comfy floor seats allow students to work at a lower level in a more comfortable manner. The book boxes allow for easy transportation of materials to and from their desks. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out.
I have witnessed how choice in seating can teach responsibility, positively affect work demeanor, and allow more focused time to strengthen our brains.
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Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Kids (14in)
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Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Yellow - Kids (14in)
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