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Old 02-23-2018, 10:08 AM
 
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Our P has agreed to buy alternative seating for our 4th and 5th grade classrooms. We don't want balls or ball chairs (mostly they are too big). We are looking for stool type seating (no backs) that allow kids to wiggle around a bit. I have looked at so many options that my head is starting to spin. Any ideas or suggestions for things like that for bigger kids?


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Old 02-23-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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I teach 3rd and have one Hokki stool. It's insanely expensive. I also have Kore stools (cheaper versions of Hokki's) and they're great too. I don't see a difference between the 2. I think they'd work well for bigger kids, just get a size or 2 up.
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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I like the Neo-Rok wobble stools. They have different heights so you can order the one that would be good for 4th-5th. I like that they wobble, but not too much. Kids can move a bit, but it's not distracting. I have them around my kidney table.
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We had the wobble stools at my old school. Watching the kids rocking and rolling while trying to read was making me nauseous. We don't have them at my new school (no funding - I don't have a jellybean table, either, and would love one) and I don't miss them.
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:11 PM
 
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I have 12 hokki stools, 4 Zuma rockers, and 10 balls. I got the hokki stools at kaplan.com. I love having so many options for kids. Have fun shopping!


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Old 02-25-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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I also love my hokki stools. If you are on linoleum or tile they have a rubber-ish bottom so they don't slip or mark up the floor. Every once in a while I have a student that can't handle them, but for most they are great. I would go with some hokki stools, some regular stools, some regular chairs, and a few desks that can be raised to standing.
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