Tag: Classroom Chairs

Proper School Chairs – Tips for the Classroom

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Being a teacher can be hectic. You are constantly dealing with a large group of children that can switch moods in an instant while having to worry about getting your lesson plan together and having to grade a seemingly endless amount of papers. The last thing you want to do is worry about what types of chairs your students will be sitting in. This is why taking a peek at our large supply of school chairs can help you get the right ones for your room, so you can keep you attention focused on everything else.

Virco 9000 Series School Chair

Virco 9000 Series- The Most Popular Chair on the Market

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Colorful School Chairs

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Worthington Direct has a great article on their blog about the availability of additional colors for school furniture outside of the typical beige, navy and burgundy. School chairs can be found in almost any color, from Apple Green to Blueberry Blue and even Bubblegum Pink. This gives teachers and schools a wide variety of ergonomic options to fit the theme or mood of any classroom. Color choice has been shown to improve of affect mood, and can be a great passive tool for educators. In many cases, chairs are available in 15 colors, and sometimes as many as 29 standardized colors.


Classroom Furniture Color Theory

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When purchasing furniture to be used in schools and other educational settings, color can be an important factor to consider according to this recent article by Amee Meghani from Smith System.
Colorful Furnishings A Catalyst for School Success
By Amee Meghani
Product Engineer
While often ignored in the classroom, color remains an important element
to consider. Studies indicate that it plays a role in emotion, productivity,
communication and learning. According to Ohio-based interior
designer, Elizabeth Stout, color in school room design is rarely a
consideration.
“Furniture is usually chosen based on functionality,
ergonomics and durability,” Stout said. “Schools generally never choose
light colored furniture because it makes dirt easy to spot. Additionally, in some
elementary schools, chair color is dictated by size.”
Looking at the effects of color on emotion and relating that to the
purpose of the learning space can help guide the color choices – on walls, on
floors and even on furniture.
THE CLASSROOM
Because classrooms are used primarily for active learning, color in
this environment should maximize information retention and stimulate
participation. For that reason, it’s crucial to avoid over stimulation so avoid
large amounts of bright colors, especially reds and oranges. Rather, opt for
calming and neutral colors such as green and blue.
Furniture can liven up otherwise dull classrooms by supplying color. The
relatively small amount of color on furniture does not have the same
affect as bright colors on walls. So, select yellow furniture to elicit feelings
of liveliness, energy, happiness and excitement. Red and orange in small
quantities can also demand attention and attract learners’ attention to detail –
a great way to lead students to a certain part of the room for an engaging activity.
If the intent is to match all elements of the room, use furniture colors that are
similar to wall colors focusing on the calming greens and blues.
The one exception to color in the classroom occurs with younger children,
who unlike older children, thrive in a bright-colored environment. Bright
colors can be used on the walls and in the furniture. Color can also be used to
help children understand how certain areas of a room are used. For example,
the blue chairs in the corner may be used as a reading and relaxation area,
while the red table may be a free-play space.

 

LIBRARIES
Color in a library setting should be used to align emotions and behaviors
with the purpose of the space. Since different areas of a library are intended
for different activities, have fun experimenting with color. Take a reading
area, for example. As an extension of the learning environment, reading areas
are intended to be calming and relaxing allowing learners to reflect.
In this instance, matching calming wall colors – like greens and blues – with
furniture colors maximizes the effects of color in this space.
In contrast, if an area is used for lounging and conversing, color can
provide excitement. Consider using a more neutral wall color and
experimenting with furniture color by using bright-colored cushions, fixed
colors on lounging chairs or vibrant accents on tables or shelving. Color
selections might include deep reds, oranges and yellows, or pastels in any
color combination.
GIVE COLORFUL FURNITURE A TRY
In libraries and classrooms, it is clear that color can have an effect on mood,
emotion, and productivity, which ultimately influences student success.
Consider letting the purpose of the room guide the color scheme selection.
All of Smith System’s inspired colors are available online for purchase on many products; from book trucks and study carrels to computer tables and activity tables.

Berries Plastic Stack Chairs by Jonti-Craft

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Have you seen the latest addition to the Worthington Direct online school furniture store?  Introducing the Berries Plastic Stack Chairs by Jonti-Craft.  All together now, "oohhh… ahhhh!"

Berries Chairs with Chrome Legs

Bright colors and child-friendly sizing make the Jonti-Craft Berries Plastic Chairs with Powder-Coated Legs or Chrome Legs a great choice for a classroom or preschool use. The frame is constructed of heavy-gauge steel. The powder-coated legs match the color of the easy-to-clean polypropylene seat or the chrome legs offer a bit of polish. The polypropylene material prevents annoying static electricity and has cutouts for easy grip. Non-exposed rivets prevent snags to keep children more comfortable as they sit. Nylon glides on the base of the legs reduce noise when sliding the chair.

Available in five colors, these chairs match Jonti-Craft’s Rainbow Accents® furniture to create a coordinated room. Choose from 10-, 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-inch seat size options to suit all ages. These chairs are backed by a five-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Berries Chairs with Painted Legs

What’s missing in this picture?  How about the Rainbow Accents Activity Tables by Jonti-Craft that match the Berries Chairs perfectly.  The Rainbow Accents Kids Activity Table is perfect for the classroom or preschool playroom. Available in traditional Rectangle and Round sizes or fun shapes like Flower shaped, Clover Shaped, Kidney shaped or Trapezoid shaped. Finished in a pebbled gray laminate with your color choice of edgebanding that match all of the Rainbow Accent trimed furniture by Jonti-Craft. Includes extra-safe dual-screw leg adjustability system and nylon-based swivel glides. Legs can adjust in height from preschool 15 to 24 inches or standard 24 to 31 inches. Legs mount quickly for minimal assembly.

Berries Chairs with Rainbow Accents Table

Visit Worthington Direct’s online school furniture store at www.worthingtondirect.com for discount prices on all tables, chairs, desks, boards and more.

Early Childhood Chairs from Worthington Direct


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