Help me give my students some flexible seating options, such as wobble chairs, go-anywhere chairs, and a bean bag to help them wiggle while they work!
I am a Kindergarten teacher in an urban, K-5 public school that has the majority of its students coming from low-income families. 99% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and 90% of students are considered "at risk". Many of my students’ families cannot afford to supply their children with what they need to learn. Most of the students also speak English as their second language.
Despite the challenges they face, my students are always eager to get to school every day and learn something new!
They are extremely hard workers and do their best every day. Our classroom is a warm and nurturing learning environment for the exploration of their social, emotional, and academic development!
Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they 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 or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. 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 will allow students some movement while they sit at their tables . 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 beanbag chair will allow for additional comfortable floor 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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|Go Anywhere Teacher Chair with Carry Strap - Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company||$49.46||6||$296.76|
|Kids Kore Wobble Chair 12" - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company||$40.49||6||$242.94|
|DD420SG - Calming Colors® Little Beanbag Seat - Sage Green (26") • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$59.99||1||$59.99|
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