Happy Father's Day!
Poppin in super quick to join my bud's linky
My little addition to this linky this week is how I "organize" my desks. I know there are tons of ways to arrange a classroom and tons of research to support all the different ways.......
so here's my two cents......I LOVE my kid's desks to be in groups! I have tried horseshoe and rows and half circle and spread out........don't like any of them but groups!!
A) it gives me more room because my classroom is small:/
B) I love to do lots of "team" activities
C) I love the relationships that form out of the kids being in groups
Now, yes I have to play with the grouping, especially at the beginning of the school year, but that's ok. I tend to change up things every quarter anyway. I usually do them in groups of 4s and 5s.
To go along with my groups are their team tubs. For the life of me I can't find my pic of last years......I know I have it, just can't find it:/ Sorry.....but here's a pic of this years:
I got these at Hob Lob of course:)
I'm going to use the turquoise cups (1 in each) in each tub for pencils. These tubs will also hold glue, crayons, markers, colored pencils and scissors. We use a community approach to the supplies in my classroom. At the beginning of the year I collect them all and then refill the team tubs as supplies run down or get old and need replacement. I'll be decorating these tubs before they hit my classroom with ribbon and team tub labels:)
So that all counts as organizing right?????
Have a blessed day!