October 20, 2004
Some educational catalogues sell study carrels. I made my own and spent very little money. When I had boxes left over after a recent move, I used a utility knife to cut out three sides of a few appropriately sized boxes. I purchased some rolls of patterned contact paper at a dollar store to cover the ugly cardboard. I call them “offices.”
My students use them to create a privacy barrier while they do their independent work. To make smaller carrels that can be stored on a bookcase, my former colleague laminated two file folders together so that the short edges overlapped a couple of inches. These also make nice privacy screens.