Before you begin carting in boxes and bags and furniture, plan out where everything will be going in the classroom. Use a classroom mapping guide to figure out where different aspects of learning will take place in the room. Before you can start arranging rectangles and squares on your graph paper, however, you have to decide what you want to include in your classroom. Whether you teach preschool, elementary or intermediate grades, all classrooms will need a few basic things. Plan for a classroom library, an area for students to sit and work (whether that consists of tables or individual desks depends on your classroom furniture and your school’s policy), and storage space. By thinking about the needs of the classroom ahead of time, you will be able to transform the classroom from boring to fabulous before the start of the new school year.