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Old 06-19-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm a new teacher, and I am going to be teaching first grade in the fall. I was curious what size my rug should be for about 25-30 students. I have been looking but am not sure what the "normal" rug size is. I would really appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks so much.


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it does depend on the grade you are teaching. my rug is 8 by 10 and it would probably only hold about 15-18 first graders. since i teach 6th grade, i'm goign to be buying another identical rug and put them together.
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I got a 8x10 rug which I think will work fine for first graders (20). I just have to tell again--I got a great rug deal on the clearance aisle at WalMart. just $30.
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I have 2 5x7 rugs in my classroom. They fit up to 25 second graders comfortably. I got them for $20 each at Old Tyme Pottery. And they are pretty cute too - off white rugs with colorful rectangles and squares all over them.
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Before you invest your own money in a rug check with your school. Your room may come with a rug. If it does not and you wish to purchase one check to see if there any rules about what you can put in the room. Here a rug has to have a fireproof certification before it can be used in the classroom. Before you spend your money check to see if there are any rules you do not know about yet.


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I have been teaching 9 years and have gone through my shares of Walmart rugs...fraying, etc. This year I am going to purchase some carpet tiles and Carpet tape them together. It has been done on all of the HGTV shows. The carpets tend to come in more durable carpets.
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Try checking with your local furniture/flooring store. I got a bunch of free ones when the store discontinued the styles. I didn't tape them together. That way each child could have their own section to sit on and I didn't have fights about someone sitting too close.
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I wasn't talking about the carpet samples...New heavy duty carpet tiles are coming out and people are peeling and sticking them very similar to peel and stick tile..Some of them are kind of a commercial grade...no loop carpet...
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Foam mat tiles
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This year I'm going to do a "rug" with foam mat tiles. I found them at Lowes, they are 2ft x 2ft, in bright primary colors, fire retardant and non-toxic. I've had rugs before, and they are just trashed by the end of the year.
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