So in 2nd I do not have a rug like in kinder. I like having a meeting place and honestly I do not want to fork out $100s for a rug for my classroom. I could not stand tape because they just pick at it. I hated how my kids would sit all over but it took to long to assign them areas. And then I ran across these cool little things. They are basically velcro... but SO much cooler! They work on most carpets but not on rugs.
Now we have such a uniform area!! 4 rows of 5. Each person has a space and I can assign specific spots if needed.. No body is to far from me, I still have room to walk (when piles of books are not there :), and I swear they learn better!! lol They just make me SO happy!!
You can go to their website and request a sample. I got an apple and used that to mark where the start of the line is-no more being crowded, stepped on, or on top of the lockers!!
I hope your year is going fab!! Here is to 2015 and a better year!