Mrs. Bolen from Austin TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students the flexible seating they need to become successful learners.
I teach 5 and 6 year old students in a small, all inclusive school in South Austin. My students present with various intellectual, physical and emotional needs. At this early age, my students are just beginning to learn how to hold a book, a pencil and even just how to sit in a chair alongside their peers. I want to give my students the option of flexible seating. Flexible seating will allow my students to remain focused and reduce the amount of times a student takes movement-breaks.
Children with tactile aversions and sensory needs deserve comfortable/flexible seating options.
My class of 23 students is a very active bunch who love to learn and participate but find it difficult to remain seated in a traditional hard, cold school chair for more than a few minutes. My class is part of a school that celebrates inclusion. My ultimate goal is to provide my students with the flexible seating options they deserve in order to learn and move onto a more inclusive environment.
Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times and whole group instruction, students can choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clipboards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clipboard. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.
My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given a choice of where to work.
The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The wobble stools are adjustable and will allow students to sit at desk/higher tables but will still allow some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. They can also be used as an alternative chair if needed! The comfy floor seats and the balance ball chairs will allow for additional comfortable seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.
I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!
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|Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Purple (14in) • Amazon Business||$52.99||3||$158.97|
|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||$48.89||1||$48.89|
|Pacific Play Tents Go Anywhere Teacher Chair, Red • Amazon Business||$42.98||1||$42.98|
|Pacific Play Tents G-7-70 Teacher Go Anywhere Chair, Fuchsia • Amazon Business||$41.62||1||$41.62|
|Portable Multiuse Adjustable Recliner Stadium Seat by Trademark Innovations (Light Green) • Amazon Business||$35.49||1||$35.49|
|WALIKI Toys Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair with Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Green) • Amazon Business||$15.99||2||$31.98|
|Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business||$27.99||1||$27.99|
|Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children'S Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating With Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump • Amazon Business||$19.98||1||$19.98|
|Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Rose) • Amazon Business||$18.99||1||$18.99|
|Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Green) • Amazon Business||$18.99||1||$18.99|
|WALIKI Chair Ball with Feet for Kids | Alternative Classroom Seating | Balance Ball | 20"/50CM Blue • Amazon Business||$17.99||1||$17.99|
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