Offices

In lower grades, I’ve noticed that students love to have their privacy while they are working. They like to cover up their work and make sure that nobody can see it. In a second grade class, I saw the idea of handmade offices for each student to put around his or her desk in order to keep his or her privacy. The teacher glued the ends of two manila folders together to make a tri-fold office that stands up on the students’ desks.  On her particular offices, she also glued a number chart, number line, sight words, days of the week, months of the year, and question starters.  This provides students with easily accessible resources right in front of them when they are working.  Teachers can adapt these in any way by providing many different types of information or resources to meet the needs of the students in their class.  After the folders are glued together, they should be laminated in order to be sturdier and to last longer. – Walsh’s second grade class, Bluebonnet Elementary