Hello Everyone!!!! First year teacher here!! Kindergarten is the only way to go for me. But I have one million questions. One of my concerns is with the set up and functioning of the early childhood classroom. I have noticed during my student teaching and other experiences that pre K kindergarten teachers have alot going on in their rooms and many times it's seems....well....junky and CLUTERED!!! Even the neatest of classroom seems very junky towards the end of the week. During my interview with my principle she mentioned keeping a neat classroom as something she looks for in all of her teachers. So needless to say my mind is boggled with how and what I am to do with this complex classroom with four/five simutaneuos centers and bulletin boards, pocket charts and keep the area open and neat. How do you do it? I have some storage boxes- like clear boxes and crates that I think can be usefull. And the classrooms are new so they have alot of built in storage and shelves and built in cubbies for students. Arrangement of student tables? Use of floor space? meeting area? word walls? Should their be furniture in the reading area? I heard this make it look cluttered?