Have you ever considered Flexible Seating in your classroom? Love seeing the options online but saddened only to find they're only available outside of Australia? Well, here are some options that won't break the bank for you!
I wanted to switch to Flexible Seating after reading more about it from Kayla Delzer on Edutopia.org. I like to be creative in all that I do and I wanted to promote that in my classroom. I also wanted to allow my students to learn in a way that best suits them. I can go on about the benefits that I've witnessed after only 2 short weeks of implementing this in my class but that's for another post with further observation.
I found when I first started this transition that most of the options you see on Instagram and Pinterest are only available in the U.S. and can be quite pricey in Australia. So here are my seating choices that I picked and some extra ideas.
IKEAProbably the MOST affordable places I found in my area, especially since I didn't want to wait for shipping. I spent 1 day just looking at many places and just comparing prices and choices. I found IKEA to be the most affordable!
KMartProbably one of our favourite places to go to! The only downside was that some of the options weren't available for me to pick up. (I wanted to get some comfy butterfly chairs.) But I came across these stability balls and they've been a big hit in the class. Only $10 each! Just check the size that fits for your table as there are 3 sizes.
Your SchoolI first thought of what I could do with the furniture available at my school. I was able to lower a few tables and find a standing table! Our school was also luck enough to get some furniture donated to our school so I snatched up a bench.
GumtreeI haven't gone on here to actually pick up anything because I am a bit lazy to drive off to places BUT there are so many options! Some people are getting rid of never been used options or upgrading their child's bedroom and need to get rid of some furniture. (A good option if you're looking for the best bargain and willing to drive off to pick them up.)
Check out some #FlexibleSeating all over Australia...
📷Snapshot of our classroom showing some of the flexible seating options available! We also have gym balls around the whiteboard table in the bottom left corner 😊 #flexibleseating #flexibleseatingclassroom #iteach6th #iteachsixth #iteachmiddleschool #iteachtoo #middleschool #middleschoolteacher #aussieteachers #aussieteachertribe #teachqld #teachandorganize #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
... and All Over the World!
Happy Cinco de Mayo 🇲🇽🌮and #feetupfriday !Today we had Family Friday at school where we did student led conferences to showcase the IB work we've done from the students perspectives. It went really well and the kids were very prepared but I still felt like I was sucked up in a tornado 🌪and spit out by the end with as fast as they go!! 👩🏼🏫 . . . . . . . . #teacherlife #teachersofig #teacherfeetupfriday #teachersofinstagram #iteachtoo #iteach3rd #iteachthird #flexibleseating #teachertired #tiredteacher #happyfriday #teacherslovefridays