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My wonderful aid, Nancy & I had this idea for our Kinder classroom chairs...we originally started trying to make the chair covers (another Pinterest idea) but it ended up costing about 6 dollars/chair and a LOT of time. We did some brainstorming...knowing about the positive experiences students have had sitting on exercise balls in class (but knowing my type A personality can't handle 26 balls rolling around the classroom), this idea created a way for the ball to be stationary, but the stude....
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modified yoga ball chairs for classroom

The Why As soon as I heard about flexible seating (a. alternative seating) I knew I wanted to give it a try!

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My wonderful aid, Nancy & I had this idea for our Kinder classroom chairs...we originally started trying to make the chair covers (another Pinterest idea) but it ended up costing about 6 dollars/chair and a LOT of time. We did some brainstorming...knowing about the positive experiences students have had sitting on exercise balls in class (but knowing my type A personality can't handle 26 balls rolling around the classroom), this idea created a way for the ball to be stationary, but the stude....

My wonderful aid, Nancy & I had this idea for our Kinder classroom chairs...we originally started trying to make the chair covers (another Pinterest idea) but it ended up costing about 6 dollars/chair and a LOT of time. We did some brainstorming...knowing about the positive experiences students have had sitting on exercise balls in class (but knowing my type A personality can't handle 26 balls rolling around the classroom), this idea created a way for the ball to be stationary, but the…

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5 gallon bucket idea…I like this better than the crate idea

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5 gallon bucket this takes up way less space!

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Simple, easy way to transform your reading table- ribbon and fabric! Too cute- I need to pin this for my room next year.
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very creative way to organize the classroom. bulletin boards: she put up fabric & doubled up with borders to complete the space. TONS of organizing ideas all in one post.

Here is a Guided Reading Table idea! Fountas and Pinnell's article mentions some components that Guided Reading must have, and to be able to work in a small group is a highlighted one. This is just an idea I liked and will probably set up in my classroom!

classroom decorations and tips Love the skirt on the table! Wolfsohn maybe something like this for your kidney table or rectangle table?

Simple, easy way to transform your reading table- ribbon and fabric! Too cute- I need to pin this for my room next year.

Simple, easy way to transform your reading table- ribbon and fabric! Too cute- I need to pin this for my room next year.
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I LOVE THIS!!!!! Hey Newer Parents than me.....I wish I would have thought of this idea!!! If they must tattle, let them use this....however, I'd take it a step further and put a coin slot in so they can save money and tattle at the same time! :)
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tattle telephone, press 1 to "leave a message" and tattle on someone- love it! Could replace the tattle monster

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I LOVE THIS!!!!! Hey Newer Parents than me.....I wish I would have thought of this idea!!! If they must tattle, let them use this....however, I'd take it a step further and put a coin slot in so they can save money and tattle at the same time! :)

I LOVE THIS!!!!! Hey Newer Parents than me.....I wish I would have thought of this idea!!! If they must tattle, let them use this....however, I'd take it a step further and put a coin slot in so they can save money and tattle at the same time! :)
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Quiet turtles classroom management strategy that kids LOVE! Lots of wonderful behavior management strategies to help with a noisy talkative class
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pass out quiet turtles - take them away from students who talk. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet turtle gets a prize, point, whatever you use.

free time creatures , placed on desk for quiet children waiting

Quiet turtles would be helpful because when students are quiet then you can give them a turtle to show that they are being quiet.

Great techniques to encourage active listening in a talkative classroom.

Quiet turtles classroom management strategy that kids LOVE! Lots of wonderful behavior management strategies to help with a noisy talkative class

Quiet turtles classroom management strategy that kids LOVE! Lots of wonderful behavior management strategies to help with a noisy talkative class
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Reading nook in the middle of this kinder room. Space to work for flexible seating too
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Reading nook in the middle of this kinder room. Might try the table formation in the background.

It's a reading nook BUT it could be used for whatever

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Bookshelf on its side with a cushion to make a storage bench.

Reading nook in the middle of this kinder room. Space to work for flexible seating too

Reading nook in the middle of this kinder room. Space to work for flexible seating too

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When an Olean middle school teacher realized she didn't have the budget for factory-made standing desks, she got creative.

When an Olean middle school teacher realized she didn& have the budget for factory-made standing desks, she got creative.

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A fourth grade classroom. I love the seats with pillow top and storage underneath. So many great ideas in the picture. Sadly, no link to give more info.

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desks lowered, legs taken off table for kneeling, kneeling mats from dollar store, exercise balls, stability disks, containers for shared supplies,  fun chairs, bean bags, clip boards, and rugs.stability cushions from Amazon :)

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Considerate Classroom: Early Childhood Special Education Edition: Tour Our Classroom's Independent Work Area Sand timers with different intervals for work time, breaks, cool down time, etc Could be used in gen ed as well of course

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Implement Effective Instructional Practices: A smart idea for keeping those stability balls from rolling around. Keeps students in one place but allow them to move around and fidget as they need.

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