A few River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions went to Kinard Elementary recently, and learned something. They learned that anyone walking into Kayla Cook’s pre-K classroom this fall will wonder where the desks went. They’re being replaced by what Mrs. Cook calls “flexible seating options” which includes bean bags, yoga balls, stools, and carpet squares that kids can sit on with little lap desks. According to some educators, this more home-like environment encourages social interaction and group work. It is also believed that it stimulates learning by allowing the child to be freed from the confines of a desk and select the most comfortable position for learning. The Lions consider this a very worthwhile experiment and contributed $422 toward the purchase of the non-desks.