In my classroom, you'll see students working while standing at their seat. Some will be laying on the floor, while others are in camping chairs. Yes, some will be at their desk if that is their choice. We even have pillows and beach chairs as alternative seating! All of these seating options help to support the diverse learners we had in our classroom this year. During math time, you will see my students sitting all over the place working on using hands on activities to help them solve math problems. For many of my students, using manipulatives is the only way they can solve math problems, for others, they need visual cues. No matter what they need, my students are an amazing group of people who always work hard and try their best!
My students are very hard working and come from many diverse backgrounds.
I have students from special education, English language learners, gifted students, and struggling students. Yet they all are a community of learners that love to choose where they learn best!
In our classroom, students are encouraged to use hands on materials to help them make sense of the math they are learning!
Research shows, and I can concur based on my twenty-two years as a teacher, that students work best when they feel comfortable. When students have options on where they can sit in order to learn best, they do better in all areas.
The items we are trying to fund are pivotal in helping students achieve the comfort level and stability they need to learn best.
The Surf is a portable "desk" that the students can take anywhere and use in many different ways. The Floor Wobbler will work as a wiggle option for students that need to move around as they work. The floor cushions with the backs will help give a few students the stability they like while still giving them the option to work on the floor. The book baskets will provide great storage while my students are seated all over the room!
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