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I have a small classroom with 5 tables. I have two of the tables pushed together (side by side) and two tables pushed together to make an L shape. My student's always manage to push them apart or crooked. I am constantly pushing them back together or straightening them throughout the day. The tables being out of place would not be that big of a deal if my classroom was not small. I have tried non slip furniture pads, but they did not work. Any suggestions/hacks? Thank you!

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Do what they do in hardcore pro wrestling - zip tie the seats together! I'm not kidding!

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Genius zip tie!!!

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Zip tie the legs together.

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We had dots on the floor where the legs of the tables were supposed to be. Then, at the end of the day we would give out tickets to those who kept their tables in the correct spots. I don't know what kind of reward system you have in your classroom but you could modify it to the system you use such as points, tickets, extra play time, ect.

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You can use empty coffee cans (even the plastic ones) and put the groups of legs of the tables inside them.

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plastic zip ties

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I have a group table near my wall with all the letter sounds we’re working on and visuals - I swear by the end of the day I am back flat against the wall LOL if someone has something that works I’m all ears! Or I guess eyes since were reading this!

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When I would give a lecture (not frequently), the desks kept creeping closer. After a couple years of this I asked the students if they noticed or knew why… eventually after they mumbled a bit they said they figured it was because they were interested and didn’t want to miss anything! <3 <3

Buy clamps and clamp the tables together underneath. Make sure the clamps don’t injure the students.

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Zip ties.

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Velcro around the legs if possible.

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Bungee the legs together or tape them together.

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Have you tried putting Velcro on the sides that touch to keep it in place? That should help.

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The tables were purchased last year, so I was trying to avoid putting anything on them. I may have to do this if nothing else works. Thank you for the idea!

When COVID hit, we had to have our desks a certain amount of space apart. We put masking tape on the floors around the front and sides of each desk so that students knew where their desks had to stay throughout the day to be safe.

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Zip ties!! I use them on my desk groupings. Get the long black ones and they are sanity savers!!!

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