I always read about desks versus tables for first graders. I know it is all in a preference for what the individual teacher wants to use. However, I thought I would share with you a wonderful addition to my desks/tables. I built small shelving units to go between desks to hold the student's individual book boxes, tissues, hand santizer, etc. It works so well for me! Since I used the cheap particle board shelving and a gallon of OOPS paint from Walmart the entire project for four shelving units was under $20.