After many weeks of trying to make a final decision, I did it. I got rid of my teacher's desk!!!
It was a huge old school desk, metal, with 13 years of use. I wanted to gain space for the
munchkins and boy did it. This year in first grade, each class has 24 students.
I need all the room I can manage for students to use, and move, and create, and learn, and grow. I will replace the desk with a reading table that was already in the room and voila,
at least 30 square feet more useable space. I converted two of the drawers in an existing cabinet to "desk drawers" to store my school supplies such a paper clips, etc.
I added a small book case behind my new work area to organize my daily bins,
teacher's manuals, read alouds, and things I normally would keep on my desktop.
I am so excited to try out the new arrangement on Monday.
How do you arrange your work area in your classroom? Do you have a table or desk you use? I will post before and after pics soon.