This year, I had 5 bean bag chairs in my classroom, but they were "shedding" all over so I got rid of them. They had a long run at our school and it was time! I threw away a few stuffed animals, one had a gaping hole in it and I know it's been in the room for at least 2 years, and since we have ants & mice in our school, I didn't want to bring it home to wash and repair it. Next year, I want to have pillows for the kids to sit on while reading, etc. My thought is that they're more compact than bean bag chairs, and I can make them with a zipper and just uncover them, wash the covers and buy new pillow-forms if I find they are too gross by years-end, or if we have a lice outbreak. How do you feel about and manage pillows/stuffed animals in your room? Have you had any problems with dust mites, bugs, lice or other creepy crawlies?