Rug for reading corner - yay or nay? - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      BusyBoard

Rug for reading corner - yay or nay?

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
SusanTeach's Avatar
SusanTeach SusanTeach is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 16,494
Senior Member

SusanTeach
 
SusanTeach's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 16,494
Senior Member
Rug for reading corner - yay or nay?
Old 07-29-2016, 04:21 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

I changed themes this year and my rug doesn't match now. I gave it away, but now I'm wondering if I should bother getting another one. Has anyone NOT used a rug in their classroom? I have 2 video game chairs they can sit in, so they wouldn't have to sit on the floor. I didn't use the rug for "circle time" or anything similar. It was just in the reading corner.

I teach 3rd, if that matters.


SusanTeach is offline   Reply With Quote

prechrswife's Avatar
prechrswife prechrswife is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,161
Senior Member

prechrswife
 
prechrswife's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,161
Senior Member

Old 07-29-2016, 04:27 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

I teach 3rd also and have not had a rug. My reading area has a couple of beanbag chairs where the kids can sit. I may add a rug this year, but not in the reading area.
prechrswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Linda/OH's Avatar
Linda/OH Linda/OH is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,686
Senior Member

Linda/OH
 
Linda/OH's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,686
Senior Member
rug
Old 07-29-2016, 04:34 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

I switched to carpet squares and prefer them to one rug. I got them at Big Lots for about $2.00 each a few years ago.
Linda/OH is offline   Reply With Quote
SnowDays1 SnowDays1 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 156
Full Member

SnowDays1
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 156
Full Member

Old 07-29-2016, 04:53 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

If they have something to sit on I'd say no rug needed. I got carpet circles from one of the teacher companies. Also, the fire marshal requires a certain type for us. Has to say CA fire approved...even though I am in Ohio.
SnowDays1 is offline   Reply With Quote
BMc's Avatar
BMc BMc is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 461
Senior Member

BMc
 
BMc's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 461
Senior Member
Love my carpet!
Old 07-29-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

I teach 3rd grade and LOVE my carpet for mini lessons, Daily 5 read alouds or anytime when I want undivided attention. I find students less fidgety and more attentive on the carpet--probably because they are closer to me!


BMc is offline   Reply With Quote
knit1purl2 knit1purl2 is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 693
Senior Member

knit1purl2
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 693
Senior Member
Never had a rug
Old 07-29-2016, 11:33 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

I am prone to tripping on them so would never have them. I do like the splash of color it provides, but when it is covered with students they provide the color. I say you can do without.
knit1purl2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Pinemeadow's Avatar
Pinemeadow Pinemeadow is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 358
Full Member

Pinemeadow
 
Pinemeadow's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 358
Full Member
One advantage
Old 07-29-2016, 12:43 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

One advantage to a rug is that it deadens noise a bit, so if that is important to you, you might want one.

I use inexpensive throw rugs/rag rugs from Ikea or wherever. The kids lay them down when they want some padding on the floor and fold them up as part of their center clean up and return them to their original keeping place. It has worked out well for me and they can be washed, too.
Pinemeadow is offline   Reply With Quote
lynned's Avatar
lynned lynned is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 401
Senior Member

lynned
 
lynned's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 401
Senior Member
both
Old 07-31-2016, 02:42 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

For years I didn't have a rug in my reading center and last year I bought one and I really liked the way it pulled the reading center together. The children enjoyed laying on it or finding their little corner to read their book. This year I plan on buying another piece to make it a little bigger. I will duck tape the two pieces together.
lynned is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
BusyBoard
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:11 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net