This weekend is jam packed with good things and a sad thing, a funeral. My friend did pass away.
Funny how Tuesday was a horrible, rotten, no good day and the last two days have more than made up for it! People were ecstatic to see me at the school today (my favorite and I haven't been there in weeks) and then I came home and saw Lisa from A Teacher's Bag of Tricks stopped by and linked my crayon melt splatter art on her blog. So glad she (and others) enjoyed it so much!
A few days ago on 2nd Grade Paradise, Stacy talked about how her kiddos don't always use chairs, but they all have a place to sit if so desired. A few weeks ago I was in a kinder class that had 5 tables, but only 3 had chairs. The fourth one had carpet mats the kids kneeled on and the fifth was on a carpet area that kids kneeled down on.
The kids acted like it was no biggie. It was the first time I had been in a class like this, so it was new to me, but I liked it. I've been in classes where some kids have exercise balls to sit on. And I remember on the news I saw a class that had swinging desks that kids can stand or sit and swing their feet and it shows it helps with learning. Here is a pic:
These are called Stand-Up Student Desks and can be adjusted for height.
Ah! I did take pics of the classroom, yay me :)
Apples for snack that day (school provided) and the mats they kneel/sit on.
The desk at the carpet/library.
The library next to the table. A library in the middle of the room, kinda cool!
And be sure to come to my blog tomorrow because I'm hosting day 10 of the 25 days of Christmas and will have freebies and a recipe (I think hehehe).