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Lesson Plans

response to u-shaped tables

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Brenda S Neel (brenda0)
Thu, 15 May 1997 13:21:51 -0500 (CDT)

I too have the art tables arranged in a u-shape. It serves 2 functions.
First as was said earlier the students can sit on the inside so they can
access supplies quickly and easily from a center table. Second they can
sit outside so I can get their attention during a lecture or a

Also, when the students are arranged in this u-shape when there is a
behavior problem that continues to go on you can pull that particuliar
away from the rest and put them at a one student desk. Even though I
teach high school art I have a few one table 5th or 6th grade student
desks at had so I can move displine problems. Usually art supplies and
stuff sit on these tables but the students know they will be sitting
there if they misbehave. Haven't had to use these tables for the past
few years, but during my first 5 years of teaching I used them regularly.

Also, sometimes I rearrange the whole room by taking 2 matching tables
and making a block. I can usually make 3 blocks and leave 2 of the other
tables singles. On the single tables I like to put about three students
and on the block tables I can fit up to eight students. This is a good
arrangement for group projects or for when the students are working on
poster board size projects. When the tables are put together it is less
likely that paint or materials will be knocked off. This arrangement
really works well when I place objects on the table for the students to draw.

Also, back to the small individual tables, sometimes a student will be
working on a special project and they don't want anyone to bother them or
SHAKE the table.

well, i have to get back to class
only one more week left until school is out