Help me give my students some flexible seating options for silent reading and working!
This project expired on December 9, 2019.
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"We are small, but that doesn't mean we can't make a difference." This is something I tell my students often! Coming from a rural, coastal town that has suffered many economic set-backs, my students have learned to get by with very little. However, school feels like a place where "very little" should never be good enough. Unfortunately, due to a shrinking population, our district budget continues to suffer. This translates to having less and trying to keep up in an ever-changing world.
Most of my students are coming to school with few supplies and even fewer resources with which to acquire them.
Their basic needs are often not met, so not only do they face a challenging day at school, but too often they do it hungry, tired and cold.
A middle schooler's day is long and sitting in hard plastic chairs all day can be extremely uncomfortable; that breeds cranky, and distracted kids. This is especially true of my special needs students who struggle to get through the day anyway. I have been researching flexible seating options and see these as huge benefits in the past. Bean bag chairs have a fabric cover that can be washed and that is a BIG bonus!
My desire is that my students will have an opportunity to look forward to time in one of these chairs during their week to just relax a little and read a book.
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