When you visit our classroom, you will notice the physical layout of the room looks somewhat different from a traditional first grade classroom. This is because I am implementing a research-based concept for classroom design called flexible seating. Our classroom is considered a hyrbid-flexible seating classroom.
Students begin their day at their desks for routine things such as attendance and lunch count. During our reading groups, math activities, and kid writing, students will be invited to utilize the flexible seating options. For tasks such as tests or a lesson that requires use of our projector, students will begin the task at the seat, but then be able to move into flexible seating.
In our classroom, we have traditional desks, 2 tables with chairs, lap-desks, crate desks, small tables, and a long table that students access by sitting on the floor.