Okay, I have another question! How important is it for you to have the students desks/tables where they can see the whiteboard/chalkboard? What do most of you do for lessons? I like to have a large meeting area and have the desks around it. I usually teach lessons while the kids sit on the rug, then they go to their desks/groups to work independently. However, one of the specials teachers comes to the room and teaches here. She ONLY teaches from the board and makes the kids move their desks to be able to see from their desk. This drives me UP THE WALL!!! I can't decide whether to make my meeting area separate and just kind of give in and put the desks closer to the board, or say screw it and set it up how I want and cause a problem by telling her to not move my desks!! Input? Suggestions? I want to know how you arrange things! Thanks!