Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Chalkboard Tables

I'm finally moved into my new classroom for this year! I'm so glad I don't have to haul boxes around anymore. I can't believe how much STUFF teachers accumulate!! In planning the layout of my new room, I came up with an idea I'm really excited about....chalkboard tables!

It started when doing some spring cleaning around the house. I found an old end table (from the 80s!) that we weren't using.

At the same time, I saw a post on craigslist with furniture someone sat by the curb to give away for free. Among the furniture was another end table. Score!

With the help of my parents, I sanded down both tables and painted them. I painted the bottoms purple (to go with my purple and green classroom colors), but the tops of both tables were painted with chalkboard paint! The purple is just a bit brighter in person.

I'm so excited to let my kiddos use these! They will be a fun new way to do math problems or play hangman with their word study words. I especially love that the taller table has a shelf underneath to store baskets of materials.

~Miss Hunt

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