Welcome to our class website. You will find useful links and information, which I will update throughout the year.
If you would like to donate to my classroom you can have a look at my wish list on Amazon or donate an Amazon Gift Card for me to use towards these items. My students would benefit from different flexible seating options that these items will provide.
Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2HML0NSNNJU5I?ref_=wl_share
I am so excited to tell you about flexible seating in our classroom! Students now have many different seating options throughout the day, and they decide which seat in our classroom will work best for their learning style. I want my classroom to be bright, motivating, fun, and able to accommodate the needs of all my students. Instead of desks and chairs, there are wobble seats, a rug, and some standing desks.
I was intrigued and decided to research it further. I found out some very interesting things about alternative seating. According to the research I found, alternative seating:
1. helps students attention spans which results in higher achievement
2. makes students more actively engaged in the classroom
3. gives them an active outlet without disrupting their learning
4. makes them more physically fit
5. motivates students to want to come to school
6. helps those with ADHD and Autism, along with other special needs
7. helps develop a sense of community among the students which improves their social skills
8. helps them to become independent learners
So, your child’s classroom will become a flexible seating classroom. I understand that some kids would prefer a regular table and chair. I will have a table with chairs set up for those learners. They will also be able to use my U-shaped table in small group settings.
I hope to add cushions, lap desks and alternative chairs soon. I have an Amazon Wish List in the works. If you would like to donate, please follow the link. I would love for you all to join in on the fun! Students can choose to write on a hard surface (such as a low table) or use clipboards, lapboards, even the floor. The students’ supplies will be placed in drawers for easy access. They can grab their stuff and go to a spot that suits them.
This method will allow your child to do their BEST learning. For example, I do my best work laying on the couch with a laptop. Children are no different. Just like children have different learning styles, they have different physical needs when it comes to learning. “When the body in active, the brain is active”. I will be teaching the students how to choose a spot that is the most conducive to their learning style.
I am very excited to do this in my classroom and I hope you are too. I understand it might be a little strange and not at all what you’re used to but I truly believe this will help your child be the best learner they can be. It has done wonders so far in my classroom for my past students. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Amazon Wish List - https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2HML0NSNNJU5I?ref_=wl_share