Second grade teachers, Do you have tables or desks in your room? If tables, what kind do you have? What would you prefer to have? What is your desk/table arrangement? Next year I'm moving from first to second grade. I get to stay in my own classroom. I have round tables right now and I honestly don't like them! It's great for cooperative activities - but when I want them to look at me and listen they are all facing each other, so it's difficult. I know next year we'll be doing more instruction at our tables instead of at the carpet. All of the other second grade teachers have desks. I really don't care for desks because they get so messy, take up so much space, and move around so much!! I LOVE tables! I was going to see if I could round up six rectangular tables and put them in three rows perpendicular to the board. Now, do you think tables are appropriate for second grade? Do you think they need to have their own space that a desk would provide? Do you think I'm cheating my kids out of having desks, as the other second grade classes have them?