This is the first time that I have been able to start the year without desks. I do have 8 desks in the back that will come in handy for certain activities. Mostly, I believe that this is changing the purpose and behaviors of why we are in class. My class sizes average 40 students and when we need to write we will use clipboards compliments of our local dollar store.
With large class sizes I believe students will be comfortable and the extra space allows me to be mobile and active throughout the room. I will share information and feedback as the year goes on…I am both excited and nervous for the change that this will bring!