There comes time when a writing desk becomes a necessary piece of furniture in the little one's room. I stumbled upon some really great designs when browsing the web and here they are. You can see them down below in the board with photos. The designs differ - I've included some modern simple styles and decorative pieces. All of them combine functionality with great looks. Check them out!
Naples Student Writing Desk
Pretty simple cottage style desk of wood and fibreboard with a white finish. It has straight square legs with truncated ends and rectangular crossbars. There are 2 drawers with metal knobs under a rectangular moulding top.
A small and humble yet very functional writing desk with a minimalist design, rich cherry finish, and metal accents that add a stylish addition to any space. It also features a slim drawer which offers a spot to keep pens, paper, and bills out of sight.
"I have buckets that I have transformed into seating for students that chose to work in there (great for ADHD and Autistic students)" Love this!
Love this organized craft room, but this is seriously simple and cheap and genius!
Back to School Galore: writing, getting to know me, projects, and more...for KINDERS! $
Miss Kindergarten: Training Independent Learners - not sure if they could read this, but we could do it whole group or I could use it to grade
Great ideas for writing center activites. I think I might have to make some of these or adapt them to fit what I already do.
No More Name Plates The most frequently asked question when visitors come to my room is "What did you use to write the names on your desks?"...
Leave personal notes on students' desks with dry erase markers when you know you are going to have a sub the next day or if you just want to show them some extra love!!!!
FREE b/d cue cards for student desks. Blog explaining why students reverse letters with strategies.
The Way I Feel... Activity- Great for teaching feelings in the moment of a behavior...stop and take a minute to draw your feeling, then reflect back on it.
Teaching Students to Space between Words (free printable) from Make, Take & Teach
Pick six students every Friday and write them a special note on their desks for them to find Monday morning. Keep a list and start again when everyone in the class has been done.
This activity can be used in a center or as individual work at a students desk. It works with Gardners' theory of multiple intelligences well. A student is rolling a die-kinesthetic, working independly or in a center group-intrapersonal/interpersonal, and
Normally I don't pin unless it goes straight to the source. This might actually be on that person's blog but I gave up looking. It is too cute though to skip. I am sure simple ModPodge, soup cans, and paper would make these.
Another writing prompt idea...you could write the prompts on blank envelope return labels, stick them to the popsicle sticks, and place a small jar in the middle of groups of desks!
Nice visual writing accommodation for kids who need support for basic conventions. Tape it to the desk.
This next activity is something I do for every new science theme. I place laminated pictures of whatever we are studying...insects, penguins, ocean animals, etc. on each table in my room. Then I place 5 markers on each table.
Repurposing bread box and coffee table legs to make a super cute writing desk for little ones. There's no tutorial, but it doesn't seem like it would be too hard to figure out (especially since my dad was a carpenter and might help me if I bribe him haha)
11 Inspiring Writing Centers—created by participants of the Playful Learning Spaces eCourse
Above: Designed by Nisse Strinning, the String Work Desk is available through Ambient Direct (shown here with the reissued Danish furniture classic Hukit chair).
Vinyl cutouts on tables can be written on with dry erase markers. | 25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers
Good explanation of Haikus for my older kids. In April, the whole front of my circulation desk becomes a poetry wall. I buy cheap decorative post-its from target and the kids are allowed to write a poem on them and stick it to the wall. At the end of the
The 'Writing Desk' - printable worksheets to staple inside 2 overlapping manilla folders. Filled with tons of great ideas like: common spelling errors, punctuation, transition words, publishing checklist, editing errors, rubric, etc.
Dollar Store Lap Desk....this would be great to make for each kid to have something to write on in the car. So cool!
DIY Chalkboard Kid’s Table -- Cute idea for a college apartment! Let your friends draw on the table :)
Corral school supplies with this DIY organizer. Recycle your cans by painting them (or use mini buckets) and put onto serving platter stand. Botta-bing, botta-boom! Snazzy storage! I love it -- so many supplies in one, organized space!
Guest room idea... take this one step further. Make the trundle bed a queen size, on wheels. When it's pushed in, part of it sticks out as a day/twin bed. Pulled out, the whole bed is accessible. writing desk with trundle bed
Car awesomeness - magnet/snack tray, pockets and a pillow that fold up into its own travel bag
A small corner desk that was designed especially for use in small rooms. Its classic style fits perfectly in different compositions. It is supported on solid pine wood legs and has got a drawer and bottom shelf for enhanced storage capability.
Teacher Trap: Rounding Rules - students write down the 'tens' on either side of the number and circle the closer one.
Personal WORD WALL - AWESOME way for students to write words and keep them at their desks.
Kindergarten/ 1st Grade writing checklist----- A simple rubric even for beginning of year in 3rd grade. ~trs
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Love this desk arrangement with supply storage in the middle for kiddos to share!
Are your desk nametags super gross by this time in the year? Write kids' names on their desks using an oil-based paint Sharpie, and use dry erase marker to clean them off at the end of the school year!
Take a number, instead of standing in a line waiting for help. From-Flocking to Fifth
FREEBIE -- reading, writing, and math printable pages. Perfect for reviewing after winter break!
Once again, Sarah Richardson making a small space useful without adding bulky furniture... love it!
Wait Your Turn Cards. You will never have a noisy line up of kids at your desk again!
Make a flip books to use for almost any subject. I love this idea- there are some great, easy-to-use ideas here!
Great to have at school and at home for homework time. Grab some file folders and make your students a mini office to place on their desks during independent work time. Below are some files and pictures from teachers in the US that use mini offices in th