Hello all! Long time no see! I am moving back abroad and will be taking over a classroom in the middle of the year. School year is in Southern Hemisphere calendar, from January to November. I will start in July. I have never had to start mid-year before so I'm nervous about "replacing" a teacher. I had one email with the previous teacher letting me know one or two things that they use in the classroom. I wrote back with more questions and never got a reply. I'm not so worried about classroom management, more about structure and organization that is already set up in the room and how I can figure out a) what it is, and b) if I don't like it how I deal with it. I certainly can't ask the students to change everything, right? What do I do the first day? First day "get to know you" stuff, or right into science like I've been there all along? Classes are 6th and 7th grade science. Any experience or general advice would be great!! Thanks!