Aloha! I’ve officially been a 5th grade teacher for 2.5 weeks! And it’s going well! Today I wanted to take some time to show you some classroom set up that is working!
When I came in my room this summer, I had enough desks for 16 students, but I knew I would have 25. Instead of begging the custodians to find me more desks, I decided to embrace the challenge and try to go for more alternative seating this year!
I ended up getting rid of all desks except one double that was set pretty short. I got a kitchen table for free on Craigslist, pulled a rectangle table in from the hallway, and utilized the existing round table, kidney-shaped table, and computer desks for student seating.
Now, since my students don’t have desks, where do their things go?
Backpacks go on this backpack cart from Lakeshore Learning. Thank you Donorschoose! We just wheel it out to the hallway during classtimes.