Do you ever not want to go to an event because of the seating arrangements? Having to sit in a specific seat in a specific way makes me automatically cringe. Ever since I was little I have always sat in a “non-traditional” way. Those “non-traditional” ways consist of one foot on the chair arm, both legs tucked up under me, sprawled out across the chair, and many more positions. Having to sit in a desk in the same position all day used to drive me crazy while in school. I hope that with my flexible seating arrangements in the classroom provides students with the opportunity to be comfortable while learning.
Flexible seating in my classroom consists of the following items: lap desks, crate seats, bungy cord seat, swivel chairs, gaming chair, lawn chairs, bean bag chairs, rocking chair, traditional desks, and a standing area. I have two reading nooks and a few cubbies by the file cabinets.
Along with seating choices, I have tried to brighten up my room. I have a variety of colors and objects hanging from my ceiling. I am a fan of DIY projects and have found many items in my classroom at garage sales, Goodwill, and/or family members. A little paint and hot glue can go a long way when used to repurpose items.
I have included a link that discusses flexible seating that I found interesting. I hope you will as well. Thanks for reading and please share any DIY ideas for the classroom with me.