There is SO much to do and plan for. One of my major dilemmas is that our district hires most of the new teachers right before school starts or even a week or two after!! (after they get their enrollment numbers in.) I'm almost positive I have a job, but haven't signed a contract yet. (So, I don't want to do a TON of work and not get hired or get called for another grade level.) What can I do now to help me if I DO get hired. I know the standards and for the most part, what order I would teach them in. Should I go ahead and type up what my procedures would be, rules, etc. So at least I am prepared to start the class? There are so many things I know I want to do, but REALLY can't prepare for them because it's a possibility I'll get called for a different grade. (or not at all!) Is it inevitable that my first year be total chaos? I'm a VERY organized person, so it is driving me insane that I can't have everything typed up and ready to go! I am going in to talk to the principal in about a week, so I should know more then. But, I'm starting to freak out! I want to do meaningful lessons, but they do take awhile to plan. I think I am most worried right now about classroom management and having procedures, etc. in place so that I can start off strong with those. Any suggestions?