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Help me give my students more options for flexible seating so they can stay on task for longer periods of time!
I teach an absolutely amazing group of second graders. I usually have between twenty-two to twenty-eight students in my Second grade class. They come into second grade excited to learn. As an educator, it is so important for us to keep that spark alive!
Our school has a high population of military families as our school is located down the road from a military base.
Many of the students have had to balance school and home life while having a parent deployed. My students have a pure passion for learning that inspires me to be a better teacher!
In second grade, it is very hard for students to sit for extended periods of time at traditional desks. Many of the students become fidgety and struggle to pay attention and get the work done! One solution to help with the wiggles is offering students flexible seating.
When completing independent work throughout the day, students will have their choice of choosing where they will work best.
I have already started to implement some flexible seating options and the kids absolutely love it. It is most important that students learn and reach their maximum potential. Flexible seating will help achieve this!
We have yoga balls in the room, that the students love, but sometimes students need a bit more stability. I think these seating options will provide the perfection balance because they have the ability to bounce, but not roll. The students love having an option to sit on a ball and gently bounce while working. Studies show children need to get their blood pumping throughout the school day, and giving them the ability to bounce on an exercise ball is highly effective! Being able to have continuous movement while sitting relaxes the right side of the brain, leading to better focus. It is shown to help people who are diagnosed with all forms of ADD, ADHD, and children on the spectrum as it gives them an outlet to move around without distracting other students.
I know that giving my students these will make them so happy and will ultimately lead to a more successful classroom!
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