My second graders walk into our classroom every day, full of life, and ready to learn. We are a public elementary school that serves preK-4th grade and we are located in Northern Minnesota. Our school district is 51% free/reduced price lunch. We are always seeking ways to provide experiences for students at minimal expense to the families. The focus on our children and their learning is outstanding in our community. I believe this contribution to our classroom will create successful opportunities for a great start to their long educational career.
Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: different table heights, wobble stools, rocking chairs, crates, and 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
The ball chairs that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The crates we currently use are starting to deteriorate. The Safco Zenergy Ball Chairs will replace those, and will be extremely beneficial for my students and their active learning.
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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