My students need flexible seating choices to enrich their learning environment and to provide more comfort in their co-teach/double class setting.
Very often you hear about the impact teachers have on students. However, it goes the other way, too. Our students impact our lives each and every year. Our school has an outstanding program for our students with autism. It is amazing to see how all of our KTE students grow up with an understanding and respect for autism. Our students at KTE have remarkable hearts that set them apart from the rest. Having a brother with autism, it is heart-warming each year for me to see a generation of 5th graders transition into middle school, ready to educate others on special needs. Our Title I, A school is filled with bright, hardworking, compassionate students. They deserve the best which is why I am creating this project today.
Our 5th grade classroom is a co-teach/double class with up to 48 students in one room at a time. Traditional desks and chairs will take up most of the space in the room and make students feel uncomfortable and cramped. My co-teacher and I truly feel that flexible seating will provide the best learning environment for our energetic students.
Research shows that students learn best when they have some control over their environment.
Allowing our students to choose their seating will increase their motivation and engagement.
The bean bag and saucer chairs will be offered to students for comfort as they work and learn. This ergonomic furniture has been proven to relieve stress, prevent health problems related to incorrect seating posture, and to eliminate mental tension and depression. The exercise balls and balance disk will allow students (especially those with ADD and ADHD) greater flexibility in movement and improved posture. This will help increase their concentration and attention to detail. The movement these exercise materials will allow will increase alertness while at the same time discouraging students from disturbing classmates around them. The plastic stools will help tremendously during our teacher-led groups.
Since we are a double class, there will be two small group tables in our room. The stools will allow the students that are sitting at the table more room and comfort. They will store nicely under the table when not in use, allowing more room in the classroom for movement. The large plastic bins will be used to store bookbags. The rugs will be used to seat children during the mini-lessons throughout the day. The furniture risers will be used to elevate tables to accommodate tall stools we already purchased. Thank you for your support in making this come true!
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|Big Joe Aloha Chair, Ash • Amazon Business||$39.99||4||$159.96|
|Exercise Ball - Professional Grade Anti-Burst Yoga Ball, Balance Ball for Pilates, Yoga, Stability Training and Physical Therapy (Blue (No Pump), 65cm) • Amazon Business||$16.95||8||$135.60|
|Sofa Sack - Bean Bags Chair, 3', Royal Blue • Amazon Business||$60.00||2||$120.00|
|Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business||$50.76||2||$101.52|
|Ottomanson Royal Collection Contemporary Moroccan Trellis Design Area Rug, 5'3" X 7'0", Grey • Amazon Business||$44.02||2||$88.04|
|Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair, Navy, 29"X32"X22" • Amazon Business||$43.13||2||$86.26|
|Airsspu Air Stability Wobble Cushion,Exercise Balance Stability Disc with Hand Pump,Kids Wiggle Seat,Flexible Seating Classroom(Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business||$13.99||6||$83.94|
|Bella Storage Solution 71 Quart Plastic Locking Lid container, 6/Case • Staples Advantage||$77.94||1||$77.94|
|Ottomanson Royal Collection Contemporary Moroccan Trellis Design Area Rug, 7'10" X 9'10", Grey • Amazon Business||$74.57||1||$74.57|
|Utopia Bedding Premium Adjustable Furniture Risers - 5 to 9 Inch Bed Riser, Table Riser, Chair Riser or Sofa Riser - 8 Piece Set (White) • Amazon Business||$17.99||2||$35.98|
|School Smart 84328 Electric Heavy-Duty Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business||$28.78||1||$28.78|
|Rug Grippers by Bowerbird - 8 pcs Anti Curling and Non Slip Rug Gripper. Flatten Rug Corners, Stop Sliding - Ideal Alternative To Rug Pad, Carpet Tape and Rug Tape for Hard Floors • Amazon Business||$10.98||1||$10.98|
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