Grades

    Re: Tables vs desks
    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
    > 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.

    We get bags with handles from Hobby Lobby. You can usually
    find them on sale. The handles go over the chair. You can put
    kids name on with a marker or let them use paint and write
    their name with guidance. We ask for money on our supply list
    to cover the cost even though they aren't that much.
    >
    >
    > Donna