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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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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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