Hi!!! I recently was hired to be a 7th grade LA teacher. I previously taught 1st grade and had a block placement in 4th grade during undergrad. I have never taught anything higher than 4th so needless to say, I am pretty nervous. If anyone has any suggestions or advice, I would greatly appreciate it. I am looking for ideas on what to do during the first few days. I know the first three days will be chaotic with assemblies, early dismissal, etc. but I want the time I have with the students to be productive. Thank you in advance. I look forward to reading all the suggestions.