At the beginning of my career, I was a special education teacher and really embraced seating options then. So when I got into the classroom, I continued to allow for more flexible seating, although I still had name tags, tables, and chairs. I have always allowed my students to move and work around the room as needed, standing at other tables or working on the floor, but they always had a table spot-UNTIL NOW!
Flexible Seating Options
1. Wobble Stools from Amazon
2. Pillows from Walmart
3. Wiggle Cushions from Amazon
4. Standing Table
5. Scoop Rocker from Amazon
6. Yoga Mat on the Floor from Walmart
How It Works in My Classroom
Every morning when my students come into the classroom, they drop off their homework and then grab their book box. This is where they keep most of their materials including book bags, homework bag, writing folder, word work journal, and daily work folder. They then make a choice on where they want to sit for the day. As of now, my students have decided they want to have a base spot for the day. They pick where they want to sit, grab everything they need and get started on their morning work. If they are on the floor, on a yoga mat or rocker, they grab a supply case and clipboard. In the supply case, there are pencils, pens, crayons, scissors, glue sticks, and sticky notes. If they choose to sit at one of the tables, there is a shared supply bin with everything they need. I always have shared supplies since we use tables, so this was not a new concept for my students.
What flexible seating questions do you have?
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