My classroom is filled with a diverse group of students from a variety of cultures, socio-economic classes, and abilities. In my classroom, students work hard to build upon community and acceptance of all abilities. We are an active bunch, who enjoy movement and hands on learning. I am one of five kindergarten classrooms in one of the largest elementary schools in our district.
Over the years I have noticed an increase in the rigor and expectations of these young learners.
While these expectations have increased so has the students need to move. I am looking to find ways to help students learn while allowing them the opportunity to move. Students thrive best in these environments that allow them movement according to their needs. I enjoy watching my students grow and thrive as learners and I strive to create a classroom environment that builds that for all students.
I have been slowly adding flexible seating options to my classroom for the last three years. Most seats are costly which only allows me to purchase a few seats each year. I am looking to provide more ball seats for my students to use while working at the tables in my classroom.
Not only will flexible seating offer students a choice in how they learn but it will also meet their physical needs to move or wiggle.
Students enjoy having control and choice in the classroom. Flexible seating like ball and mesh chairs offer them this opportunity in a controlled environment. Students will be able to wiggle and move as needed during the lessons and activities. When students have their physical needs met they are able to focus on learning. Ball seats provide students with this learning opportunity.
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