It is amazing the different options to choose from to use in your classroom, for alternative seating. Here are my top affordable options for the classroom.
Couch + Chair + Table Combinations
1.// IKEA is great place to buy fairly sturdy furniture. I purchased two small end tables ad a coffee table in basic black. These have held up for two years. Placing them on both sides of the couch (garage sale) with the coffee table in front gives the feeling and look of a coffeeshop/living room. Students love to gather around, next to, behind and in front of.
2.// Target end table. This is similar to the ones I purchased from IKEA. Small and sturdy and easy to move. Easy to assemble.
3.// Bed, Bath and Beyond folding camp chair. I have 4 of these (with a couple extras in my closet). These are around a small end table. Students move these around the room all the time. Be warned! The only down side is they may break after months of usage. Kids can be hard on furniture. I look for these on sale at the close of summer, for as cheap as $5-8 apiece at grocery stores.
4.// IKEA Lack Black Coffee Table. I have two of these and they have been a wonderful addition to my classroom. Great to use the bottom shelf for student supplies while they work. A similar one is here
What great deals have you found for your classroom?