Help! I will be getting my class in two days, tomorrow is meet the teacher night, and I am feeling completely overwhelmed. I have not taught in five years and when I did teach it was in high school for student teaching. I will be teaching fourth grade and am feeling totally unprepared for everything. We had our faculty meetings today and the school I will be working at is very regimented and organized and their is a routine for everything. So, not only do I not feel prepared for teaching the content I don't feel I will know all the procedures that are common for the school I will be working in. I know some of this has to be anxiety, but I want to be effective. I want to be effective, but I don't want to spend 10 hours a day at school and another two each night preparing. I left the corporate world to spend more time with my children and to feel like I am making a difference with my life and right now I don't know if the trade off for time will balance in my favor. Will it get better this year? What are some effective time management tips to being efficient with my time in class?