Furniture Sets: Big Purchases Made Easy

If you need furniture for your school, church, or office, you’ve come to the right place!  Worthington Direct offers tables and chairs of different sizes, shapes, and uses. Buying in bulk is easy, quick, and more affordable than one or two at a time.

School Desk Sets

Our classroom desk and chair sets offer a variety of seating and desk solutions. First, choose between single or double Apex desks. The singles come in multiples of 8 or 20. The two-student desks come in multiples of 4 or 10. These options include chairs for the number of students that can fit. Then select the desk’s top, leg, and chair colors. We have many options available, so if this isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our school desk section.

Collaborative Classroom Desk Set

Continue reading

STEM education (STEAM) for Preschool and Kindergarten

STEM education (STEAM) is one of the current buzzwords in all levels of education. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math are the topics included in the acronym STEAM. Lessons or activities need not encompass all five areas at once.

Classroom Garden and Science Lab is one way to include developmentally appropriate hours of learning and fun in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. This sturdy center in a cart, a six piece set, includes an Eco Lab, Garden Lab and more. The pieces can be added or subtracted depending on how you are using the center. Hands-on learning is necessary to any preschool or kindergarten curriculum. With gardening activities, students learn about plants, estimation, graphing, foods, nutrition, cooperation, ecology, and so much more.

Continue reading

Refurbish Over Spring Break with Furniture Packages

Spring break may sound like an odd time to redecorate your classroom, but it is actually a great time. The prices are lower because of the discounts on last fall’s furniture and students can give their feedback after they come back to class. In a sense, you get a test run on your decorating decisions before next year. The question is how to decorate and what to consider when doing so. Here are some tips.

Continue reading

3 Lessons To Turn Any Classroom Activity Table Into a Hub of Scholastic Discovery

Activity tables provide a blank canvas for teachers to fill with exciting and meaningful lessons.

Sistine Table Classroom Art Lesson Idea
Image of Sistine Table idea from Mrs. Karen Harrington's blog

While a table is a basic classroom tool, the creativity of the educational exercises that can be done on these surfaces are what makes them a special learning area for children of all ages. Teachers can take advantage of activity tables by encouraging their students to engage in hands-on lessons that can boost their scholastic experience. Below are 3 activity table uses that will enhance your student’s education.

A Unique Way To Draw

Exposing children to famous artists at an early age is an excellent way to inspire a life long love of art. Incorporating a variety of activity table projects can reinforce a students understanding of the different artistic methods used by an artist. One such example is exploring Michelangelo’s experience of creating the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. After explaining that Michelangelo had to paint the ceiling by standing and looking upwards on a scaffold raised high above the ground, allow the children to explore this technique in a slightly modified manner.

Continue reading