I wanted to take a moment and tell you exactly what I did on day one to make my flexible seating experience turn out so well! It is ALL about how you prep the kids! You MUST make sure you know exactly how you are going to introduce the kids to this new seating, especially if they are expecting your class to be a certain way. (To see my classroom tour click HERE)
If the students fall off the chair then they lose it for one month. That may sound a bit harsh but after one month I am so glad I did it! It has given them a sense of time, it has made them try their absolute best and it has worked wonders.
Each child got the opportunity to try out EACH chair so that we both knew that they knew and understood HOW to sit on the chairs. They did such an awesome job that we put the chairs out for the rest of the day and they were all SO excited!
I repeated a similar process for the new consecutive days because I wanted them to understand that having these seats is a real privilege and that if we use them right we can have an awesome year!