Saturday, August 20, 2016

Classroom Tour of My New Seating


I love my classroom when it's empty and freshly waxed!  It makes me want to run around and twirl it's so shiny and clean! There are SO many possibilities that have been pinned on Pinterest! I was especially excited this summer when I came in because I had big plans for new seating...flexible seating. I had been seeing "brain friendly", "flexible seating",  "classroom cribs", and more on blogs and Pinterest for a couple of years and had to part of it! My teacher friend, who is also converting her room, paved the way for me by doing the asking of the principal! I had an exciting summer on craigslist wheeling and dealing. 






So welcome to my classroom tour! This post is part of a blogging challenge for August, Blaugust. Go take a look at the other bloggers taking on the Blaugust challenge!

This is me brainstorming!
The first idea I had came when I made 4,700 laps around my room during testing in the spring! I had seen a bar height table with a bench in front. I played around with my cubbies and then had my professional husband turn it into a great corner of bar seating.





After that, I tried to think of all the ways my kids would want to sit. How they DID sit even with desks as their only option. They would stand by the counter, sit on the hard floor by the window, and huddle up with another group. As I was scouring craigslist, I kept this in mind as I looked for seating that would accommodate all these different preferences.







The red booth from Papa John's is my fave place to sit. I can't wait to see where the kids choose to sit. It is going to be an exciting year watching them collaborate and problem solve in a comfy, mathy classroom!

















Happy 2016-2017 School Year! I wish you the best one ever!


7 comments:

  1. Your classroom looks WONDERFUL!!! I miss you SO much :) and I'm stealing some of your ideas!

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    1. Thank you! I miss you too! Steal away! Let me know if you need anything!

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  2. This- makes me miss having a classroom. I am soooo proud of you!

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  3. Holy moly, that is gorgeous!!!! Can I be a student in your room???

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    1. You are too sweet! As long as you bring your awesome math ideas for me to steal!

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  4. That's gorgeous! I love the big pencil on the wall :) Can I ask how many seats there are? It's hard to imagine doing that with 30 kids.

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    1. I know! It was hard for me to imagine too! I can sit 30 comfortable but have enough for 34! My biggest class so far is 29 and they have plenty of room! I added a carpet under the coffee table and that is popular.

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