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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Carpet Rug Woes!

Hiya Peeps

Shuna here

How do you have your kiddos sit on the carpet?

I used to have on of these

and it worked great to define space.

But at the end of the year it was taken to be cleaned and never quite made it back to my room!

Maybe it found some wings and escaped all the dirty behinds, nagging hands, and endless little accidents!

I mean who would blame it

Sometimes I wish that I could sprout wings and fly away

but hey that is a story for another day

I had  one of these little diddies for about a year 

Which let me tell ya is not that great for little people

It had no clear definition on it and it was a pain to try to get the kiddos to stay in their space

because it didn't

have boxes or straight lines

After a year of the rug from hell

I was then given a large blue rug that looks like it belongs in someones' home

I had my thoughts about it but it has worked like a charm

For starters it is rather large

After my year from you know where I knew that I wanted to have some way to define space for 

the little buggers so

I got a roll of 

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and got busy

Here is how my rug looks now

I assigned students a line and spot to sit on 

No more arguing over who sits where and next to who

See the space in between 

that is the runaway to the board

No more crawling over each other

Alrighty peace out peeps

I am linking up with Hadar @ Miss Kindergarten

Hop on over to see some fabulous teaching tips to make your life a little easier


  1. LOVE the runway idea!!! How smart.....can't believe I haven't thought of that before!!!!!!

    Debbie :-)
    K is for Kinderrific

    1. I got tired of them crawling all over each other

      Works great

  2. I use the duct tape, too. My littles behinds never fit in the designated squares or spaces, so they have to stay on their duct tape "label". I like the way it works on a blank canvas. No more arguing over who wants which spot.

  3. I've written names on masking tape and stuck it in a space on a carpet without borders. I've tried going without carpet spots, but I just can't do it! I'm too controlling! They seem to do better and learn more when they know where to sit.

    1. Sure do

      Last year drove me nuts with the map rug

  4. great idea! love how they have space and walk need for an expensive fancy rug.. I have a fancy one but my kids this year still move all over the place.


  5. I love this idea! I've also seen people use individual carpet squares or placemats so that they can grab it and take it to their spot!

  6. I went from having a plain solid rug (like your current) to the one you used to have (alphabet squares). I hate the alpha rug! The kids are so distracted by all of the pictures and letters. I want my old rug back! :(

  7. Rug woes can really be a pain! I love the duct tape idea! =)

    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

  8. I love the duct tape and there are so many fabulous colors and patterns out!

    The Resourceful Apple

  9. Works great! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for linking up :)

  10. Do they pick at the tape at all??? My kids pick at my tape, but it's not duck tape so maybe that's why.
    Love your runway. I have 29 kids and there is no room for a runway. Waaaa.

    1. I have one that picks at the tape but she doesn't anymore

      They all have gotten use to it

      Last year I started with 33 and ended the year with 29

      This year I am sitting comfortably at 26 which makes all the difference


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