When do new teachers (at your school?) typically gain access to their classroom and teaching materials? I have yet to hear what I'll be teaching next year and I realize this can be determined last minute in some districts. However, I am very anxious to begin planning both my lessons and my classroom. Without either of these, I don't really know how to get started and use my summer productively! I'm trying to prevent myself from becoming completely swamped at the start of the year as much as possible.