Ms. Thomas from Walkersville MD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
My students need flexible seating options to use in our classroom. Wobble chairs (and other seating) will motivate and engage students in their learning!
My classroom is bursting with students who love to learn in many different ways! Each day, my first graders enter the classroom eager to learn something new. They are hard workers and love learning!
My students are highly motivated when they have choice in their learning.
One of their favorite times each day is when they can independently read around the room and choose where to sit. I even have a few flexible seating options they can choose to use. This makes building reading stamina fun! It also gives students ownership of their learning by giving them choice.
Our classroom community is where you see encouragement and compassion on a daily basis. If you were to walk into our classroom, you would see a highly energetic group of individuals that truly care about each other and help each other reach their goals.
I have been thinking about implementing flexible seating in my classroom for many months. This dream is starting to become a reality! Many of my first graders have a difficult time sitting in desks and chairs all day long. Flexible seating is a way to reach every student and set them up for success in the classroom. It increases motivation and gives students a chance to make choices that will help them reach their academic goals.
Flexible seating is a way to motivate students and encourage collaborative conversations about learning.
I believe that students should be able to choose where they learn best in the classroom, especially those that struggle to focus throughout the school day.
Ultimately, I would like to get more flexible seating in my classroom because it will help my students. First, by giving them choice of where they can sit to complete their work, they are given ownership of their learning. Also, these seating options are recommended for students who have trouble focusing. I think it is important to give students tools to use to help them overcome challenges in the classroom, like attention.
In order to accomplish this project, I would like to get the following seating options for my students: 8 wobble chairs, 10 classroom stools, and 4 balance disc seats. The seating will be divided evenly between 4 table teams. Students at each table team can choose to sit in one of the following seats: 2 wobble chairs, 2-3 stools, and 1 balance disc seat. The seating options do not require students to sit still, which will ultimately help with their focus/attention. I want to provide the best learning environment for my students and I believe flexible seating is the next step!
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|Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business||$62.95||8||$503.60|
|Pearington BW-6473 Kids Classroom & Home Padded Stool, Red/Blue/green/Yellow/Orange (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business||$63.46||2||$126.92|
|Trademark Innovations Fitness and Balance Disc Seat, 13", Green • Amazon Business||$14.49||4||$57.96|
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