Thursday, February 4, 2016

Flexible Seating in Kindergarten - Floor Pillows!

I recently completed a project on Donors Choose and received funding for 4 giant floor pillows.  I had our amazing custodian remove the legs off of one of my tables & the table quickly turned in to a cute and short table for the little busy bodies in my classroom.

Looking for an idea for flexible seating in your classroom?  Are you tired of the plain boring metal chairs and switching to alternative seating?  Check out how these floor pillows for kids!  Great for a kindergarten classroom!  See why pillows are a better seating alternative for students!

Looking for an idea for flexible seating in your classroom?  Are you tired of the plain boring metal chairs and switching to alternative seating?  Check out how these floor pillows for kids!  Great for a kindergarten classroom!  See why pillows are a better seating alternative for students!

The giant floor pillows arrived, and let me emphasize the word GIANT, and they have been placed at the low table.  The kids are in LOVE, as am I!  They kids pick where they sit.  They have a handful of options (carpet squares, wobble chairs, scoop rockers, regular chairs, floor pillows, clipboards, etc.).  The floor pillows have constantly been occupied (sometimes even by the teacher!). 

The kids love working on the floor.  At least 75% off my class is on the floor during writing time, it is where a lot of them do their best work.

Looking for an idea for flexible seating in your classroom?  Are you tired of the plain boring metal chairs and switching to alternative seating?  Check out how these floor pillows for kids!  Great for a kindergarten classroom!  See why pillows are a better seating alternative for students!

But why pillows?  Think about it.  Where do you work best?  For most of us, it is not sitting on a cold metal chair.  It is likely somewhere that we consider comfortable - our bed, the couch, Starbucks, etc.  Kids are the same way!

Here is a quick peek at how I use Lakeshore's Giant Comfy Pillows as an alternative seat in my kindergarten classroom!

Looking for an idea for flexible seating in your classroom?  Are you tired of the plain boring metal chairs and switching to alternative seating?  Check out how these floor pillows for kids!  Great for a kindergarten classroom!  See why pillows are a better seating alternative for students!

Looking for an idea for flexible seating in your classroom?  Are you tired of the plain boring metal chairs and switching to alternative seating?  Check out how these floor pillows for kids!  Great for a kindergarten classroom!  See why pillows are a better seating alternative for students!

Looking for an idea for flexible seating in your classroom?  Are you tired of the plain boring metal chairs and switching to alternative seating?  Check out how these floor pillows for kids!  Great for a kindergarten classroom!  See why pillows are a better seating alternative for students!

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    1. They were a little pricey which is why I went the Donors Choose route...You could make them but with the price of fabric & pillows & fasteners, I do believe it would be fairly similar.

      I LOVE these pillows because the material is easily wipeable and I can remove the case & wash them whenever I want. They are VERY sturdy.

      Here is the link:
      http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/product/productDet.jsp?productItemID=1%2C689%2C949%2C371%2C928%2C658&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1459210210832

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  2. For workstations/jobs with partnerships, how do they choose their work space?

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    1. Each of my workstations is in a specific area of the room so they work in that space with the seating available there. When we do whole group/independent stuff (writing, math activities, etc.), they have free range to sit where they want.

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  3. For workstations/jobs with partnerships, how do they choose their work space?

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