Recently I came across a blog from a website called chalkandapples.com explaining how this teacher hacked a hardware store for tools to make her classroom run more smoothly. I have attached her picture and the items she used that are available at any of your Oxford Lumber Stores.
She replaced her office chair with a mechanics stool (which she covered with heavy fabric) and she mentions that she used the tray at the bottom to place items that she may need while working with her class. She purchased a tote with lots of pockets to use at her small group table, and a hardware organizer.
If you are a teacher I would encourage you to visit chalkandapples.com and even sign up to receive their newsletter.