Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Student Seating-ALTERNATIVE SEATING - Setting Up the Classroom Series

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I recently posted about reading nooks and about student seating. Along those lines...
Have you heard about "alternative seating?"

There is currently a thread going on the A to Z forums that relates to this. It was started by Ms. Jasztal who always offers inspiring ideas. If you haven't discovered her site yet, it's a must see.

An article on a classroom that uses yoga balls.
Here's a video about the use of yoga balls as chairs in the classroom:
A fairly cheap option for balance balls.

Love the wicker sofa and floor mat in Angela's classroom:

I seriously can't get enough of these storage crate seats and especially love the bold, popping fabric on these.

Kristen has beanbags and large pillows available for her students. And let's pause for a moment and admire that awesome tree with hanging monkeys. Too cute!

Alternative Seating information

Alternative Seating photos

Research links for Alternative Seating

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Jayne, who was a Senior Editor of Mailbox Magazine and who now runs a great blog titled ABCs of Reading, was kind enough to send me the following photos. Be sure to check out her blog. It's a great resource for teachers.

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