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If you have time floors in your classroom, what do you put on the chair and desk feet so that kids are not banging and scraping all day. It's my first year to have tile and it's driving me INSANE. I can't spend 200.00 on tennis balls to cut up.


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I have used the little 1" felt furniture feet circles, which are cheaper but still not cheap since you need 8 per student!
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I went to a local tennis club and asked if they would let me have the dead balls. (Wow, that's a funny sentence. ) I pleaded the poor teacher route and they let me have a lot. You can also cut out felt squares and use rubber bands to keep them on.
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If you really want tennis balls, visit the local club and ask for used practice balls. You might could get them for free. An alternative is to make chair footies: http://www.artwithmre.com/2012/07/ch...oties.html?m=1
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We've used tennis balls, too. I agree with asking for dead balls


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If you use the footies/felt,
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use zip ties instead of rubber bands. They don't break; just be sure to trip the ends off.

Tennis balls work great, but they do collect hair and dust. Actually, anything you use will collect that stuff.

Depending on your class size, you can also buy that rubberized shelf liner and do the same thing as you do with felt. However, the chairs won't move as easily then which might be a good thing.
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Thanks for the tip. I'll share that one with classroom teachers.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:01 PM
 
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I went to the fabric store and got plain felt in red, blue, green, yellow, and purple. Then I cut up the felt and rubber banded them to the leg feet. Mind you, my desks have the seats attached so the desks aren't moved around a lot so I'm not sure how the felt would hold up with students pushing chairs in and out all day.
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Thanks for the ideas! I am probably either going to beg for tennis balls or try to get the rubber things. Mine are not attached so there is a lot of scooting around.
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