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Re: [teacherartexchange] art room furniture


From: S Train (strain_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Aug 04 2008 - 10:47:23 PDT

I was given a choice and asked for chairs. My kids have 40 minutes
periods and I thought chairs looked more comfortable.

Just a note of caution on the tables. I didn't order them myself and
ended up with tables with a strong texture. They are impossible to
clean because everything gets into the grooves. (I used to use a
paint scraper every once in a while with the old ones). I now have to
buy plastic at the beginning of the year to keep them covered. Ask
for smooth table tops. We also used to have a rubber gasket on the
edges of our tables and the kids were forever pulling them out. At
least I don't have that anymore.


At 12:55 PM 8/4/2008, you wrote:
><?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> I have been given the
>opportunity to order new tables for my art room. I
>teach K-2nd grade kids, and my room is quite small--a regular classroom that
>was converted to an art room years ago. I have been functioning with six
>36" x 72" tables--that have functioned quite well in the space--I use 5
>tables for students and use the sixth table to set out supplies for the
>various projects. My tables are pretty high for the kdgn. kids, so I am
>thinking of adjustable height tables, but am going to stay with the same
>dimensions. I am considering asking for stools to replace the ancient
>chairs that I now have. What do others of you have in your rooms? Do you
>prefer stools to chairs?
>Mary H.
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