Well, I just got home from seeing my new classroom - WOW!! Compared to what I had in NYC, it's absolutely amazing! My mind is spinning with ideas of what I can do with all that space!! Apparently the 6th grade teacher last year did not have a reading corner/area in her room. There is no carpet or anything else that would even hint that something was designated as a reading area. I will not have my kiddos for ILA (Integrated Language Arts), I'll be teaching the 5th graders math and science. While I'm not responsible for reading, writing, spelling, grammar, etc. I'd still like to have a reading area for kids to read during their free time or even to sprawl out and work on assignments/projects. Do you think it's a good idea to have one anyway?? I can grab an inexpensive carpet and set up a corner, I was just wondering what people here thought ... worth it?? Thanks!