As I look around at how much we are asking day in and day out of the students in our classrooms, our goal is create a functional learning environment that promotes engagement and productivity. I hope to create a space where learners can collaborate and problem solve. I also hope to add a bit of fun and comfort to our otherwise traditional desk setting.

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Flexible Seating Focus

School:
Highland Lakes Elementary School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Nicole Conforti Friedman 
 
Kathy Kelly 
Students Impacted:
36 
Grade:
Date:
November 29, 2017

Investors

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

 

Pinellas Education Foundation - $25.00

Nicole Conforti Friedman - $25.00

Lauren Jones - $31.87

Pinellas Education Foundation - CFEF - $1,927.28

Goal

As I look around at how much we are asking day in and day out of the students in our classrooms, our goal is create a functional learning environment that promotes engagement and productivity. I hope to create a space where learners can collaborate and problem solve. I also hope to add a bit of fun and comfort to our otherwise traditional desk setting. 

 

What will be done with my students

By introducing flexible seating into our classroom, the students will be required to make decisions about where they work best, who they work best with, and how they prefer to work. Students will be required to work together in groups and find quiet spaces to work independently.

Our goal is to slowly implement all of the seating options permanently by the end March of this school year. Once the seating options are available they will be utilized by classes year after year. 

 

Benefits to my students

By utilizing flexible seating options in our classroom, there are many benefits! These benefits include but are not limited to..
*open collaboration / communication
*problem solving
*increased motivation
*improved overall posture
*improved core strength
*opportunities of physical activity / movement which is directly linked to higher academic performance, better health, and improved behavior
*increased focus for students who have ADD / ADHD or have sensory issues 

 

Describe the Students

As with every classroom across our nation, we have students with varying needs from remediation to enrichment. Students who need constant support and others who are independently motivated.

We have 9 students who have ADD, ADHD, and or sensory issues. For these students there is a constant need for movement.

We have 8 ESE children.

 

 

Budget Narrative

In my classroom, I currently have high top barstools, a bench, and floor seating that will be a nice addition to the items above. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
2 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
3 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
4 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
5 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
6 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
7 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
8 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
9 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
10 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
11 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
12 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
13 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
14 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
15 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
16 Giam Kids Classie Balance Ball Chair $55.98
17 Lakeshore Soft Seats (set of 6) $55.00
18 Lakeshore Soft Seats (set of 6) $55.00
19 Amazon ECK4KIDS ACE Acitve Core Engagement Stool $79.76
20 Amazon ECK4KIDS ACE Acitve Core Engagement Stool $79.76
21 Amazon ECK4KIDS ACE Acitve Core Engagement Stool $79.76
22 Amazon ECK4KIDS ACE Acitve Core Engagement Stool $79.76
23 Amazon Scoop Rocker (set of 6) $39.54
24 Amazon Scoop Rocker (set of 6) $39.54
25 Amazon BIG Joe Bean Bag $31.87
26 Amazon BIG Joe Bean Bag $31.87
27 Amazon BIG Joe Bean Bag $31.87
28 Amazon BIG Joe Bean Bag $31.87
29 Amazon BIG Joe Bean Bag $31.87
30 K Log School Upholstered Stools $49.00
31 K Log School Upholstered Stools $49.00
32 K Log School Upholstered Stools $49.00
33 K Log School Upholstered Stools $49.00
34 Shipping $250.00
  Total: $2,009.15

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