I am thinking about doing away with tables where each child has a seat and nametag. My reasoning behind this is that we are rarely at the tables and they take up so much space! The only times of the day that we were at our tables last year was: *Morning work - I thought kids could either go to a center or grab a clipboard to lean on and sit on the carpet and write in their literacy journals. *Math work- Split into two groups and have my para sit on the carpet and play a game with one group while I work with a group at my kidney table. *Snack time- Students could sit on the carpet or we could head outside on nice days! I would still have a kidney table and two long rectangle tables (one for my EIP segment and one for my para's phonics group) so if we were doing crafts we could spread the kids out into two groups and work with them at the tables! Am I thinking too outside the box???????????? Thanks for all responses! Happy 4th!