I was recently hired as a writing teacher, then my principal called me today and told me a 2nd grade teacher wasn't coming back as planned and the job was mine if I wanted it... so OBVIOUSLY I took it!!! I'm so excited to have my own classroom and begin teaching, but I'm not really sure where to begin. I have week long orientation next week for new teachers, where I read they will be going over rules and procedures and the curriculum. So I'm not sure if it's best to wait till after that to begin planning. I also have to get ready for open house where I'll meet all my students and their parents. It's a few days before school begins and I'm not sure how to begin to prepare.. Any advice?? Also I want to set up a really nice classroom library but where can I get lots of grade level books for cheap?? Right now I only have about 10!