Standing Room Only! Mayo Clinic

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This is a great article to gain insight of what we are doing in our classrooms with our students, are we promoting sedentary or movement? I am not too sure if I am ready to have my students standing up all day, but I am more than ready to put a few standing tables so my students can freely choose from many options including standing, kneeling, lying, seating, etc.!

This is the link to that awesome article by the Mayo Clinic!!!

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwjPo7nTmufOAhXFNx4KHbc5ArEQFggqMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mayo.edu%2Fpmts%2Fmc4400-mc4499%2Fmc4409-0906.pdf&usg=AFQjCNFRPVbWl19_IdOM8Zn5UTTrGQQDpg&bvm=bv.131286987,d.dmo

And this is a great clip from the NBC news about what Dr. Levine from the Mayo Clinic is doing! Thank you Doc!!!

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/classroom-of-the-future-no-chairs/

Flexible Seating Poetry Unit & More!

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This unit for grades first, second, third, and fourth, contains a letter for parents about Flexible Seating, its importance and how much students love it, need it, and deserve it. It also contains a beautiful poetry unit where students can become poets while expressing how happy and grateful they feel for having the opportunity to have a kid-friendly classroom. Love, Mrs. Jimenez

• The cover of the unit and letters come with a boy and a girl. You might want to prepare the packets ahead of time according to the gender of your students.
• Wait page: have your student explain what flexible seating is in their own words!
• What is flexible seating? Have your students complete a short sentence about this kind of seating.
• Flexible seating: words, images, and feelings that come mind and when they enter into their classroom now.
• A letter to you thanking you for doing this. Great letter to give to parents and display in the hallway, or even to use with the fundraising of your choice.
• A letter to another teacher who is not yet into flexible seating!
• Have your students draw how their classroom looked like before and after you made the changes.
• Have your students make their own word search with the elements they now have in their classrooms.
Enjoy!This unit for grades first, second, third, and fourth, contains a letter for parents about Flexible Seating, its importance and how much students love it, need it, and deserve it. It also contains a beautiful poetry unit where students can become poets while expressing how happy and grateful they feel for having the oportunity to have a kid-friendly classroom. Love, Mrs. Jimenez

• The cover of the unit and letters come with a boy and a girl. You might want to prepare the packets ahead of time according to the gender of your stduents.
• Wait page: have yourr student explain what flexible seating is in their own words!
• What is flexible seating? Have your students complete a short sentence about this kind of seating.
• Flexible seating: words, images, and feelings that come mind and when they enter into their classroom now.
• A letter to you thanking you for doing this. Great letter to give to parents and display in the hallway, or even to use with the fundraising of your choice.
• A letter to another teacher who is not yet into flexible seating!
• Have your students draw how their classroom looked like before and after you made the changes.
• Have your students make their own word search with the elements they now have in their classrooms.
Enjoy!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Flexible-Seating-Unit-Poetry-Activities-Letters-to-parents-and-teachers-2433078