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Flexible Seating at Sequoyah

Cool things are happening over at Sequoyah Elementary in Ms. Fontaine's 2nd grade classroom! Ms. Joan Fontaine has introduced flexible seating into her classroom to offer students more options than just traditional tables and chairs. Students can sit on an exercise ball, a rocking seat, stand at a table, sit on a pillow, or relax in a lawn chair. Research has shown that allowing kids to choose the "chair" they use, and switching between different options throughout the day, i...ncreases motivation and engagement. The extra movement due to so many options, as well as simply bouncing on an exercise ball while working, increases blood flow to the brain which enhances the learning process. Ms. Fontaine understands that different students need different things, just as they learn in different ways. We are proud to have teachers who care and are constantly innovating their classrooms for students. Way to go Ms. Fontaine!!