During Open House, you got to see our second grade classroom. You might be wondering why there were less desks, less chairs, and more non-traditional seating choices. Last year, I decided to experiment with flexible seating. This type of seating offers students a choice of where to work based on their needs. Would they rather stand to complete their assignment or do they enjoy sitting on the floor? Do they like using a clipboard or would they rather have a table/desktop surface? My goal with flexible seating is to increase the interest in students and give them a learning/working spot that is going to allow them to do their best work. Choice is important in this because if students are not making the best choices while choosing their own seats, then that choice will be taken away from them. Below you will find some pictures of flexible seating in action in my classroom from last year. This year I am expanding on these options a little further. I am really looking forward to the students getting to try out their new seats this year!