CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION: This would be a great seating option for a small group table in the back. The pull out drawers in the crates offer storage space. Perhaps you could keep small white boards and white board markers in them.
Crate bench with storage bins for students' journals... Super simple to make and not very costly. Supplies: milk crates (got them for free from Kroger), zip ties, plywood board, foam, fabric and matching storage drawers (from Lowes)