I love the desk arrangement in this classroom. Open group concept. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board.

I love the desk arrangement in this classroom. Open group concept. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board.

my favorite desk arrangement, no one's back is to the board, there are easy paths for movement, and kids who need reduced distractions can sit in the front

My Favorite Desk Arrangement and other Back to School Wisdom

my favorite desk arrangement, no one's back is to the board, there are easy paths for movement, and kids who need reduced distractions can sit in the front


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I have this already but I like that the highlighters are all one color. Then students can't pick and choose and waste time by the bin!

I have this already but I like that the highlighters are all one color. Then students can't pick and choose and waste time by the bin!

have students place finished work under the name & heading reminder sign and then turn their clip so you know who has handed their paper in....GENIUS

have students place finished work under the name & heading reminder sign and then turn their clip so you know who has handed their paper in....GENIUS

VINYL LETTER ORGANIZATION: take some time to separate out all the piles of loose stick-on sheets of letters and numbers that you have, and store them in CD holders in a binder. Also good for separating out letters for the bulletin board!

VINYL LETTER ORGANIZATION: take some time to separate out all the piles of loose stick-on sheets of letters and numbers that you have, and store them in CD holders in a binder. Also good for separating out letters for the bulletin board!

Use baskets as "drawers" in their desks. Students put their pencil pouch and any "loose" tools in there to keep their desk nice and tidy. Why have I never seen this!!!!????

Use baskets as "drawers" in their desks. Students put their pencil pouch and any "loose" tools in there to keep their desk nice and tidy. Why have I never seen this!!!!????

If I had seen this when I was a new teacher, it would have made a HUGE difference in the way my classroom functioned. It would eliminate so much student off-task time getting a new pencil, getting notebooks, markers, etc. Store manipulatives in the drawers. You could even put a little trash container on top. Brilliant idea. It doesn't even take up a lot of floor space.

If I had seen this when I was a new teacher, it would have made a HUGE difference in the way my classroom functioned. It would eliminate so much student off-task time getting a new pencil, getting notebooks, markers, etc. Store manipulatives in the drawers. You could even put a little trash container on top. Brilliant idea. It doesn't even take up a lot of floor space.

GREAT IDEA of numbering your mailboxes without ruining them with stickers/labels! These just clip right on and off!

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

GREAT IDEA of numbering your mailboxes without ruining them with stickers/labels! These just clip right on and off!

Use shoe racks to create extra shelf space on desks. | 29 Clever Organization Hacks For Elementary School Teachers

Use shoe racks to create extra shelf space on desks. | 29 Clever Organization Hacks For Elementary School Teachers

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