Saturday, September 20, 2014

Classroom Organization With Tables

This is my 12th year of teaching.  I made it through about 3 months before the mess of desks drove me crazy.   In my district class size just goes up and up; tables have saved some of my sanity with the 30+ kids.  Shinguards would be required for moving around.  So I thought I would share some of how I organize all the stuff my chickadees use on a daily basis.
This is where students store projects and papers they are not finished with.  They also have mile marker cards (a track walking/running recess thing) and other personal items.  Many of my glasses wearing students keep their cases in this space.
Bookbags and Reader's Studio items are kept here.   That is all.
All supplies, besides pencils, are stored on the counter.  Students grab what they need and take it back to their table.  I also have three tubs of extras if they can't find the color they need or if someone else in the group is already using it.
Binders, Folders, and Spirals-
This summer my roommate was getting rid of the two binder holding shelves....and I think they have found a perfect new home.  Each student has a binder with dividers for each subject.  (This is a new thing for me this year....I will let you know how I feel about it at the end of the year.)  They also keep their folders for math work on these shelves and spirals for their writing journals.  One side has the girls' stuff and the others has the boys'.
Happy Saturday,


  1. You are VERY organized, my friend. I could learn from you. Maybe I should make a quick weekend trip to Portland :))
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Designs

  2. I need to take a day off from work and read every single one of your posts. I have so much to learn from you. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I've always had desks, but if I had tables, I'm sure I'd have to find a way to be just as organized.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First