One classroom in each K-8 building and three classrooms at the High School received new "flexible furniture" while students were away during Thanksgiving Break. The furniture is part of a pilot program that will enable teachers and administrators to determine what type of furniture might be purchased moving forward as the District transitions to a 21st Century learning environment.
Teachers selected the furniture they thought would best suit their students, including curved bookshelves and cabinets with one white board side, chairs with stability ball seats, stools that rotate 360-degrees and bicycle desks. Most of the items are on wheels, enabling for multiple configurations in the classroom.
|Students in Jim Sweeney's third grade Onaway classroom test out the furniture before deciding on a layout. | || |
Donita Townsend's first grade Lomond classroom.
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Chante Thomas-Taylor's fifth grade classroom at Woodbury.