OK, new first grade teacher here again. To start the school year, should I have students' desks in rows, groups or some other fashion? I'm having mixed feelings. I have a small room with lots of kids, so groups would give me a little more space. Plus, I really want that "community" feel in the room. However, it's the beginning of the year and I think that maybe rows would be better for establishing procedures and such. I don't think there is room to do a circle or semi-circle. They did not have desks in kindergarten, so this will be their first experience with them. What do you all think?