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Because my students are the center of our classroom I want to create a classroom environment that meets the needs of all of my students different learning styles while supporting and encouraging collaboration, creativity, responsibility and student choice.

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Ditch the Desks- Flexible Seating

School:
Tomoka Elementary 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Brandi Hartman 
Students Impacted:
  
Grade:
Date:
June 7, 2017

0% Funded

 

 

Only $953.81 Needed

 

 

Goal

Because my students are the center of our classroom I want to create a classroom environment that meets the needs of all of my students different learning styles while supporting and encouraging collaboration, creativity, responsibility and student choice.  

 

What will be done with my students

By ditching the desks and tables, students will have the opportunity and freedom to choose a "best fit" seating choice that will best help them learn, focus, collaborate and create positive relationships among their peers. The big rug will be placed in the center of our classroom as a reminder to the students that they are the center of everything we do an it is not my classroom but OUR classroom. Whole group teaching will take place on the big rug as well. The yoga mats, scoop chairs and clipboards will provide work areas for my students to use on the floor around the classroom. Because we are moving to flexible seating we will need a place to store our supplies that will be easily accessible for students-this is what the shelves will be used for. The stools will be placed at my small group kidney table as another seating option for students and will be used by students when they are working with me in small groups. The trampoline will be a behavior incentive-when a student is caught doing something good or meets one of their individual academic goals they will be able to have a certain amount of jumps. The trampoline will also be used by each student every morning and at the end of everyday as way to "bounce into learning". The boss of the day or helper will be able to sit on the trampoline during whole group time.  

 

Benefits to my students

Flexible seating will totally transform the space and the learning. Flexible seating will help us create a family like atmosphere where students are given choice, and encouraged to collaborate. It allows us to work "closer" together. Flexible seating also helps eliminate and reduce behavior problems within the classroom. Students will be able to choose a "best fit" seat  

 

Budget Narrative

All listed items come from Amazon.

1 set of Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted (Pack of 5) 48.99- They will be housed at Tomoka Elem in Ms. Hartman's classroom- They will used at small group table for small groups and also used at table as a seating option open for students during centers/independent work time.

2 sets of American Plastic Toys Scoop Rocker (Pack of 6) Kids Childrens Chairs - Housed at Tomoka Elem. in Ms. Hartman's classroom as a choice for student seating.

4 o Kabalo - PURPLE 173cm long x 61cm wide - EXTRA THICK 6mm - Non-Slip Yoga Mat with carry strap, also for Exercise / Gym / Camping, etc- Will be housed at Tomoka Elem. in Ms. Hartman's class as independent work areas for students to use on the floor.

4 Kabalo - GREEN 183cm long x 61cm wide - Non-Slip Yoga Mat, also for Exercise / Gym / Camping, etc-Will be housed at Tomoka Elem. in Ms. Hartman's class as independent work areas for students to use on the floor.

4 Kabalo - PURPLE 183cm long x 61cm wide - Non-Slip Yoga Mat with carry strap, also for Exercise / Gym / Camping, etc -Will be housed at Tomoka Elem. in Ms. Hartman's class as independent work areas for students to use on the floor.

4 Kabalo - BLUE 183cm long x 61cm wide - Non-Slip Yoga Mat, also for Exercise / Gym / Camping, etc -Will be housed at Tomoka Elem. in Ms. Hartman's class as independent work areas for students to use on the floor.

4 sets of Set of 6 - Standard Size Semi-Transparent Plastic Clipboard with Low Profile Clip - Assorted Colors - Will housed at Tomoka Elementary in Ms. Hartman's classroom and will be used for students to write on when working on the floor, in scoop chairs, sitting in the window seat or on the bench.

1 Sprogs SPG-FE601-44A-SO Kids Alphabet Seating Rug - Rectangle, 7' 6" W x 12' L, .5" Height, 90" Wide, 144" Length, Blue/Green/Red/Yellow/Orange/Purple - This will be housed at Tomoka Elementary in Ms. Hartman's room and will be used by all students during whole group instruction, SIPPS, and morning meeting. Students will also be able to use the rug as a seating option for flexible seating.

1 pink Crown Sporting Goods 38 Inch Mini Rebounder Trampoline with padding- This will be housed at Tomoka Elementary in Ms. Hartman's classroom as a behavior incentive, goal incentive, and a fun way to bounce into school and out of school each day.

2 ECR4Kids Birch 5 Compartment Storage Cabinet, 30"H, Natural- These shelves will be housed at Tomoka Elementary in Ms. Hartman's classroom and will be used to hold students supplies, community supplies and anything else students may need throughout the day.


 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 1 set of Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted (Pack of 5) $48.99
2 2 sets of American Plastic Toys Scoop Rocker (Pack of 6) Kids Childrens Chairs $117.87
3 4 o Kabalo - PURPLE 173cm long x 61cm wide - EXTRA THICK 6mm - Non-Slip Yoga Mat with carry strap, also for Exercise / Gym / Camping, etc $23.96
4 4 Kabalo - GREEN 183cm long x 61cm wide - Non-Slip Yoga Mat, also for Exercise / Gym / Camping, etc $18.00
5 4 sets of Set of 6 - Standard Size Semi-Transparent Plastic Clipboard with Low Profile Clip - Assorted Colors $61.64
6 4 Kabalo - PURPLE 183cm long x 61cm wide - Non-Slip Yoga Mat with carry strap, also for Exercise / Gym / Camping, etc $18.00
7 4 Kabalo - BLUE 183cm long x 61cm wide - Non-Slip Yoga Mat, also for Exercise / Gym / Camping, etc $18.00
8 1 Sprogs SPG-FE601-44A-SO Kids Alphabet Seating Rug - Rectangle, 7' 6" W x 12' L, .5" Height, 90" Wide, 144" Length, Blue/Green/Red/Yellow/Orange/Purple $327.12
9 2 ECR4Kids Birch 5 Compartment Storage Cabinet, 30"H, Natural $281.88
10 1 pink Crown Sporting Goods 38 Inch Mini Rebounder Trampoline with padding $38.35
  Total: $953.81

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Only $953.81 Needed

 

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