They only cost five dollars, so I wasn't expecting a miracle, I did however hope they would stand. Thus I must either find away to attach the base securely, or buy a better base to put the lovely lampshades on.
Not to mention cords trailing everywhere. I think the after school kids needed a tutorial on headphone storage! I am definitely going to be scouring the blogs and Pinterest for headphone storage ideas.
The tables were another story. I had to use every ounce of strength to rip it off at the end of the year, and oh! How my poor nails suffered! ;) I wonder if it is because my students leaned on it everyday, maybe it got too warm and adhered a bit too tightly. I will definitely be looking for something that is easier to remove next year!!
The tables were a bit picked in places at the end of the year, but the overall effect was nice and they were a lot easier to keep clean.
I loved having a central zone for students to pick up work and they really liked it too. They knew where to get a new activity once they had finished their stories without interrupting the mini-lessons, or other students, to find out.
Overall I would say most things worked out really well. Now I am off to find a better table border, let me know if you have any ideas in the comments below!!