This is my third year to teach kindergarten. I have 29 fun and loving kiddos this year and each one has a unique, creative personality. This group loves to move and groove throughout our day. We are always doing GoNoodle and getting our wiggles out.
I encourage my students to move, it helps us get engaged!
Being five means it can be tough to stay still for long periods of time. That is where flexible seating comes into play. I expect my students to respect each other and always be aware of their surroundings. We also practice self-control, which means being in control of our bodies. With flexible seating, that is possible.
Sometimes we get so excited about a new skill that we are learning that it can be very difficult to sit still! Bouncy balls, wobble chairs, and cushions help us release that energy in a positive, respectful way that does not take away from other's learning.
These materials will help my students stay focused and engaged on their work. Instead of worrying about needing to move, they will be doing it naturally and this limits distractions. I am lucky to have Wobble Chairs for my red and yellow tables. However, green table is still waiting for flexible seating. These Wobble Chairs are just what we need! Not to mention, Wobble Chairs are extremely light and much easier to maneuver than our big blue chairs. We are constantly tripping over our big chairs as well and getting them caught on the rug.
These materials will remind students that it is ok to be wiggly and will be a constant reminder to turn our brains on so we are fully engaged!
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