The idea started brewing last summer when my principal mentioned that when he taught first grade he lowered all the desks as far as they wold go and everybody sat on the floor. I couldn't see that working for me but it really got me thinking! When I really thought about how my kids really like to position themselves to work chairs made no sense at all, so I seriously started to consider my options.Then I saw another blog post (which I have since lost and can't find again darn it) where a teacher had tons of tables at different heights. I knew I would never be able to get enough tables so I decided to create table like groupings that we call pods by turning the desks around and adjusting them to matching heights.
First we have the most typical pod we call it the stool pod or the Ikea pod since the stools came from Ikea.
|We don't use the inside of the desks either, so we have supply tubs on each pod for easy access.|
|The supply bins also came from Ikea! I just love Ikea|
|Ignore the first day of school mess in the background. Rest assured the supplies are now sorted and put away|
|Yes the pillows are also from Ikea!|