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I was hired as the gifted specialist at my school for 3rd and 4th and child find for 2nd. I am so thrilled to get the job. Do you use tables or desk? How students per class? I will have pull out.



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I also do pull out and use tables. I really don't have a choice because my room is small and there would not be enough desks at my school for my classes, even if they did fit in the room. But I prefer the tables anyway because they are more conducive to group work. When I want the students to work independently, I use cardboard dividers or give them clipboards and have them spread out. I also have a carpet area for whole group games and discussions.

I teach first, second, third, and fifth graders. My smallest class last year was third grade, with 9. My largest class was second grade, with 19 . I think the ideal class has 12-15 students.
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I have decided to use tables because the max I will have is 15 or less. I have a nice rug and students for whole group. I plan to remove the desk and use a small table for my things. The room is small compared to my current. I need a routine for when they first come. I was thinking about having them read Scholastic News or other magazines and write points of interest to share with the class. I do not want them on computers when they first come in but maybe at the end of class. Do you Codes or any brain teasers?
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Hello!

I use tables. I do a lot of projects with my students so tables really help.
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I used to have flat top desks that I would push together, but my supportive principal (yay!) ordered nice tables for my room last year and I like them so much more. Much better for working on projects.

Our gifted regs state 9 should be the maximum in a gifted pull out class, but we can't always hit that. I always combine my 2nd/3rd and if I do that this year, I could have 13 in there. I almost always have a huge middle school group because it's several grades combined. If I had control over it, I would aim for 7-9 in a class. Anything more gets too hectic, imho.


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I travel in my district as the GT specialist and have a mixture of both tables and desks. I prefer tables as well, especially for when students are working through STEM tasks. This will be my second year and I am interested to know if anyone has suggestions/pictures for their classroom set up using both tables and desks.

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I would like to see pictures of classrooms to how they are set up. How many students do you serve per class?
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Hello. I am looking for some invigorating and challenging projects students in grades 4,5, and 6 can create. Can anyone give me some ideas. First year doing a pullout. I have students in 2-6th grade.

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I teach at 2 schools. I use tables in one classroom and desks in the other. I love tables because group work is easier but I like desks as well. You can arrange them in many ways and there is built on storage for their materials. I have pictures of my room with tables.I am not sure how to post them on here. I have my classes split into primary grades (2nd-3rd) and intermediate (4th-5th). I have 10 primary students and 6 intermediate students at one school and 5 primary and 4 intermediate at the other.
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