I have tables, and I love them but the organization problem continues to me haunt me. I have tried EVERYTHING.
Everyone at my school uses these boxes.
They all seem to love them just fine. I hate them. I had them all lined up on top of my counters because that was the only place to store them. Having all the kids have to go to one place in the room presented with a problem as there was ALWAYS a traffic jam. My room is small and it was hard to move around to get at the boxes. It was just wasted time.
Then one of my girls started sneaking her box off the counter and kept it on her desk.
Like I wouldn't notice.
I get it though, if I were a kid a would hate waiting in that traffic jam. She just wanted to have everything at her seat. So I thought, well lets just try that.
Big mistake. It just looked cluttered and awful and it left the kids with no space to work. It drove me crazy. So I sent the boxes home tried a new solution.
I bought the heavy duty file folders and used one crate per table. This was an okay solution. It stopped the traffic jam, but the kids were always accidentally putting their stuff in the wrong file and if a book got put in there, it was forgotten forever. The kids told me they didn't like this set up and they didn't think I should use it next year.
So I am at a crossroads. I don't want to go back to the ikea boxes, and I didn't really like the crates. I would love to try chair pockets. I found a tutorial online, but I don't know if I'll have the time to make them before schools starts. I saw the other types on pinterest made from stretchy book covers. But I don't like how they hang all the way down. ( I can be obnoxiously picky)
So if you have tables, what do you use? Do you have a magic solution that will make my problems go away? Please share any information in the comments. I will be eternally grateful.
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