After my recent guest blog for Jeannie at Kindergarten Lifestyle (thanks again :]) I have received many questions about my students' lovely ball chairs :)
My ball chairs were donated through multiple projects on DonorsChoose.org (1, 2, 3, 4) They were ordered through School Specialty
What are they called?
The ball chairs are called Abilitations Integrations SIT-or-GO Small SitBall Cover Set - 55cm
What size are they?
I ordered the small size of the 2 in this style. I chose the sitballs with covers because they are easy to clean, durable, and less likely to roll around the classroom.
Do they come in different sizes?
They do! This particular brand makes a larger size which I personally use for my teacher chair. I am 5'2" and sit just as comfortably on the 75cm size as my husband who is 6'2".
Do they come in a cheaper version?
They do! I actually own a few of the cheaper (no cover) version. They work... but they aren't as durable (I've had about 4 pop) and they roll around, but they are definitely better than a regular old chair :)
Do you notice a difference?
Oh yes!! The noise difference is amazing! You don't have to hear dreaded chairs scrapping on the floor or me reminding them to keep chairs on all 4s, for that matter. The students are more willing to stay in their seats and their attention lasts for a bit longer because moving is welcomed.
Do you have many problems with them?
As of yet no. We do have a child lose their chair on occasion due to misbehavior or not following our 3 simple ball chair rules: do your work, don't disturb your neighbor, and sit on the black dot with feet on the floor.
If you have any other questions please ask in the comments and I will add them to the list :)