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My goal is to provide flexible seating choices for students both during instruction as well independent work time in order to create an environment where my students have more control over their learning.

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Flexible Seating Options

School:
Ortona Elementary School 
Subject:
Social & Emotional Learning 
Teacher:
Rebecca Henry 
Students Impacted:
22 
Grade:
Date:
August 2, 2019

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Goal

My goal is to provide flexible seating choices for students both during instruction as well independent work time in order to create an environment where my students have more control over their learning. 

 

What will be done with my students

My students will be provided options for different seating that will increase their engagement and comfort, which will in turn support learning.

LAFS.5.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher- led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. (Students will use flexible seating to form collaborative groups, especially in reading circles.)

LAFS.5.RI.5.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently. (Students will use flexible seating for independent reading and research.)

After reading the research on flexible seating, independent, partner, and group work in any of the Florida standards can all be positively supported by the ability to choose workspace and comfort.

 

 

Benefits to my students

Resesarch by Merritt (2014) claims the use of sensory and movement contributes to student learning and that alternative seating plays a significant role in engagement and in student success. Futhermore, Herman Miller did a study in 2008 that revealed, “giving people some control over their surroundings adds to their sense of well-being.”
 

 

Budget Narrative

I will gladly accept any amount to cover some of the above. All prices are reflective of current Amazon prices. My favorite and number one item is The Surf portable lap desk. My students have always loved working on the floor. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 stability balance discs - set of 4 $51.96
2 chair fidget bands - 12 pack $27.97
3 active core engagement wobble stools - set of 6 $299.94
4 standing table stools - set of 4 $125.99
5 soft zone (thick) floor cushions - 6 pack $59.99
6 The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop stand/Writing Table (for floor) 10 pack $199.99
7 Balance Ball chairs - set of 4 $65.12
8 Loveseat sofa washable cover $29.49
9 stacking stools - set of 6 $98.99
  Total: $959.44

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