So today marked the first day this summer I've actually wandered into my classroom. Cleaning/paint crews come in during the summer, so the furniture was more or less in chaos. As I tried to decide how I wanted to arrange the furniture this year I finally looked at my filing cabinet and realized it sure took up a lot of space for being a glorified set of drawers. Here's the deal: I will possibly have as many as 28 kiddos and my classroom is pretty darn small. I also don't like clutter. Because I used one drawer of the filing cabinet last year because I told myself I would, I'm seriously considering checking to see if anyone else in the school wants it. My questions/points of discussion: 1. How many of you still use a filing cabinet? Why do you use it, how do you use it, or what do you use in its place? 2. Does anyone have any tips for streamlining furniture space in a tiny room with a teacher who loves empty space?