My students need flexible seating options for the classroom. Options such as wiggle chairs and the mini floor pedal exercisers will help those busy littles focus and still get their wiggles out.
Our school has grown from just above 100 students to over 300 students over the past 7 years, with kindergarten being the largest grade. Most students receive free or reduced priced lunch and come from socioeconomically disadvantaged families. We serve a diverse student body including Native Hawaiian and Micronesian students.
My kindergarten class and after school club consists of 26, fun loving, active, inspirational students.
For most of my students, this is the first academic exposure they have encountered. It is often difficult to keep students engaged during academic lessons (let alone keep them seated). I have found that students become more engaged when the use of technology is involved, even if it is just projecting an animated poem onto my whiteboard. For a majority of my students, this is the only technological exposure they have each day, something most of us take advantage of.
Flexible seating is an opportunity for students to work comfortably and helps the students to find what they need to work best. In kindergarten we are constantly talking about self accountability, time management and making good choices. Flexible seating will reinforce those skills with giving the students the control in what space they are learning in. Items such as the Stadium Seats and Gaming Rocker Seats will provide a special place in the classroom where students can work collaboratively and independently. Students will be in charge of where they work, how they work and who they work with. These are critical coping skills that students need to learn before moving on to the upper grades.
Flexible seating works to empower students and helps to students to develop adaptive skills that will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
With items such as the Active stools and under the desk bicycle pedals students will also be able to get their wiggles out, be active and still feel a sense that they had a choice to be there. And let's face it, the world is changing it is time that schools (and school seating) does the same! With the funding I hope to start putting together a classroom that will provided students with the 21st century skills that they need to be successful and functional contributors to society!
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