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first_imgWOODLAND — The lesson for Megan Lascik’s class on Tuesday was learning how to write a story by creating a character and setting, and her students excitedly broke up into smaller groups to bounce ideas off each other.In the back of the room, a group of students giggled over naming their character Billy Bob Joe, while swaying back and forth in rocking chairs. A group of girls at another table bobbed up and down on yoga balls while working on the assignment.It’s exactly what Lascik wants to see from her third-graders. This year, Lascik and Jennifer Crosby have brought flexible seating options to their third-grade classes at Woodland Intermediate School.“It’s giving kids more ownership over their learning,” Crosby said. “It’s asking them to make a big decision every day.”Crosby started researching flexible seating options last year, reading studies and blog posts from other teachers who have used them. She and Lascik went to the school toward the end of last year and asked about bringing different seating options to their classes. Their classrooms were set up with a variety of seating options.The classrooms have yoga balls with pegs at the bottom, so they don’t roll away, wobble stools that allow the students to move in any direction, core discs that let the students sit or kneel on the floor, and plastic rocking chairs. Both teachers also allow students to sit or lie on carpet in the center of their classrooms.last_img read more

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