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Old 01-17-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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I have HORRIBLE desks in my room. I teach 3rd grade and these seem more like high school student desks to me. They are the desks with the chair attached to one side with one opening and a basket on the bottom. I have no idea what they are called. Right now they are in 3 rows of 3. I want to rearrange my room out of rows but not sure what all I can do. Has anyone ever had these desks in an elementary classroom? How did you arrange your desks? Any ideas? Thanks!


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Old 01-17-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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Can you do groups of 3 with two facing each other and one on the end facing in? That way each kid can get in and the bar on the side prevents them from getting into each others spaces.
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Those sound similar to what I had with middle school students. Groups of three work great. Also, if you do group work, with only 3 students per group, you don't have slackers (usually) and are able to make sure each student has one large responsibility for any projects/group work.
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One thing you could try to do is set up the desk in sort of a horseshoe shape. I am currently in college and we also have those desk and it is very helpful having the desk in a horseshoe shape. It helped us being all involved. Not sure if it will work in 3rd grade but it is an option.
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I echo considering the U or horseshoe shape. No setup works for all rooms or all scholars and you may choose to switch things up every now and then but I have done this setup before with a number of age groups and it always worked really well for my classes.


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