July 15, 2015 @ 2:44 PM

I set up my classroom by putting my desks in three long rows.  I have found this to work wonderful for my seventh graders.  The BEST thing I do, however, is to place what I call “stations” throughout the room so that every four or five students can share what is in the station.  This can be a small shelf or table.  In addition, I use duct tape to tape the legs of every two desks together and velcro pencil boxes in the middle of every other desk. We keep supplies in those too.  We need most supplies in the boxes for interactive notebooking!

What is housed in stations?

Dictionaries and thesaurus

A stapler

Glue

Boxes of colored pencils

A box for turning in or passing out papers

Sets of novels that we......

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