As a PYP school, our campus and classroom environments are spaces that encourage inquiry, investigation, exploration and play. This is done with furniture arrangement, materials available for students, collaboration, teachers, and student voice. After attending Open House, I’m sure you probably noticed many changes on our campus and in our classrooms. Last year our campus welcomed the addition of a Teaching Garden, our science lab has been transformed into an Inquiry Lab, and our library is also in the process of a makeover with more flexible seating and work spaces for our students.
Your child’s classroom most likely also has different tables, seating arrangements and choices, work spaces, and a variety of resources to be able to structure dynamic learning environment that provides ongoing opportunities for students to collaborate and engage in classroom and individual inquiries.
Listed below are a few resources about the benefits of flexible seating: