Grades

    Re: Tables vs desks

    On 6/11/15, DonnaR/CA wrote:
    > For the past year, I've taught Kinder is an overflow room.
    > We started as a K-1 combination, but then went to straight K
    > on the 4th week of school. So, my room was equipped with
    > desks and chairs, rather than the traditional tables and
    > chairs. My students did okay with these, though despite
    > trying to teach them that everything goes into the "yellow
    > folder" to go home, the desk became the second "black hole"
    > where things were stuffed.
    >
    > Now I'm moving to a traditional kindergarten room. It has
    > tables. I have supply caddies, and a pencil box for each
    > student's pencils and crayons. But I'm at a loss about what
    > to have the students do with their library book and their
    > go-home folder ("Yellow folder") every day.
    >
    > What do you all do? My colleague uses these fancy shelving
    > units at the ends of each table, but those are totally out
    > of my budget. I need something inexpensive -- something that
    > looks like a million dollars on a dollar store budget.
    >
    >
    > Donna

    Donna, if you google "make kindergarten cubbies" you'll see
    some ingenious ideas, in addition to some expensive pieces of
    furniture. If you have a sewing machine or students' parents
    who would make them you could get some inexpensive fabric and
    make the chair pouches pictured at the link I'm pasting in.

    Also, check with stationary stores and even liquor stores for
    sturdy cardboard boxes with dividers. They can be labeled with
    kids' names, stacked and used for storing various belongings.

    I'm sure the kindergarten teachers here will add some great
    ideas! Best of luck and have fun!

    Kathleen

    Chair "cubbies"