Hey, guys! I'm trying to figure out how to solve a problem in my room. The desks have become traps for toys and junk. Granted, it's the end of the year. But I see the kids viewing their desk area as an extension of their bedroom. HUGE pencil boxes, stacks of reading books, toys in the desk part, writing all over their nametags, taping notes to the desktop, leaving clothes in piles at the bottom of the chair area, etc. No matter how many times we clean it up and out, it becomes a collection place. So I'm debating going to tables instead of desks. Having community supplies, books/notebooks on a bookshelf to grab before activities and no nametags. No space that can be claimed and cluttered. Our district is so small we don't have a furniture warehouse, so I'm having trouble finding large tables to use. I had tagged a few from the preschool program, but I haven't heard back from the director on if I can use them or not. So I'm assuming I can't, and hopefully I'll be pleasantly surprised. So being a problem solver, I just sent out a request on Freecycle for dining room tables. And I've been looking at Craigslist. I've found a few tables that would seat 6 students comfortably. I figure I would need 5 of these, and then I'd like a large coffee table for students who want to sit on the ground and work during independent work time. I'm also thinking I should have a bar table in case some students want to stand during work time. Has anyone ever set up their room like this? Has anyone done away with personal desk areas and gone to tables? I know this is common in lower elementary, and maybe even middle/high school as students don't have 'desks' in the rooms. Thoughts? Can anyone help me predict problems with this set-up?