Another storage question

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  1. TerriInCa

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    I just found out I will be getting tables instead of desks. I am so happy about this because it means more space in my classroom.

    Here is the question. Where do I put the students text books?

    I will have storage for their journals, pencils and such. They will have pencil boxes for their pencils, pens, erasers. And I plan on using the Home Depot nail bags as chair pockets for their journals & small books.

    Each student will have 1 basil reader, 1 science book & 1 social studies book.

    I do not have room for a piece of furniture. It needs to be something that can go under the tables.

    Ideas anyone?
     
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  3. Ms_C

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    If your tables are tall enough, you could probably stack a couple of milk crates on top of one another and slide under one end.
     
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    Chair pockets are helpful. Also, those big cardboard mailboxes could hold a few books for each kid probably.

    This issue is the one reason I keep my desks...
     
  5. DrivingPigeon

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    Depending on the size of the textbooks, and how many students are sitting at a table, you could probably use a milk crate. I would place it on the floor at the head of the table for quick access.
     
  6. MsG

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    Mine use chair pockets. I made them 4 years ago out of denim and they're still holding up pretty well. They keep the things they use frequently in their pocket and textbooks in their cubbies. A team teacher uses the plastic dish tubs for each kid to put under their chair.
     
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    We don't use our textbooks very often, so I keep them all stacked together on a bookshelf. When we use them our hand out monitors and a few extra students hand them out and put them away. They do it very quickly. If the need to take one home for homework they're responsible for grabbing one from the shelf when they pack up. The textbooks don't have names in them.
     
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    I use milk crates. I LOVE tables!!!
     
  9. EMonkey

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    I use cubbies and keep all the books together.
     
  10. TerriInCa

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    I am leaning towards using milk crates. I have 6 students per table. Is 2 milk crates enough per table? I thought 3 kids could share 1 crate.

    :thanks:
     
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    I don't have built in cubbies and no room for more furniture.
     
  12. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Personally, I think it'd get a bit crowded with three kids' supplies/books in one crate.

    I think three crates per table could work, though (that way, it'd be two kids per crate).
     

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