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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. ...See More
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DonnaR/CA On 6/11/15, Kathleen wrote: > > 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.

I've seen these in the catalogs and on the Internet. I have a sewing machine and know how to use it. My colle...See More
Jun 12, 2015
Kathleen On 6/12/15, DonnaR/CA wrote: > On 6/11/15, Kathleen wrote: >> >> 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. > > I've seen these in the catalogs and on the Internet. I have...See More
Jun 12, 2015
K teacher I have tables for my class and I'm fine without chair pockets or any fancy stuff because I don't find that they need either their library books or daily folder at their finger tips. When they unpack in the morning they put their folder on my reading table and I take out the homework, notes from home, etc. Then the empty folders are put into a plast...See More
Jun 12, 2015
k 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 > t...See More
Jul 4, 2015
DonnaR/CA Here's what I finally decided to do:

My retiring colleague left me dozens of empty plastic pencil boxes. So each child will start the year with a pencil box with pencils and a box of crayons inside. On each table will be a bin to keep the home/school folder, and their writing folders. I ordered plastic bins from Oriental Trading Company fo...See More
Jul 24, 2015


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