Hi- I was offered a teaching position on the first day of school and accepted. I had the rest of the week to prepare the classroom and will begin teaching this Monday. This is my first year- and I'm an alternative certification student with only having taken 3 classes. Needless to say I'm LOST!!! My question is, I don't understand the curriculum and how to teach the curriculum while using the text and incorporating the text and all that. I know it's a vague question, but all this curriculum stuff is confusing! How do I start making lesson plans?? There are other teachers in the grade who say I can follow their lessons, but I'm often forgotten and left out... help???