I am teaching 4th grade this year in a pretty small room. I have been struggling to figure out how to fit everything in the room. I have determined that I have to either put my classroom library shelves under the whiteboard in the front of the room which makes it harder to write on the board for me and for the students, but then I can still have some open space in the middle of the room if I want kids to meet on the carpet. OR I can put the shelves against the wall in the back of the classroom, but I will have to move the desks so much farther forward in the room that I will not have much carpet space. Which do I want more-the whiteboard accessible or carpet space?