I am very excited to announce that after 2 weeks of cleaning and a week of pre-planning (most spent setting up my room still) I am finally ready for my first day of school on Monday! It took a LONG time to go through all of the old teachers stuff and clean the room (I used 2 things of disinfecting wipes). I finally got to sit down with my mentor today and write lesson plans. I didn't leave the school til 630 tonight, but everything was in place and ready to go. I left feeling like the room was really mine now! I just want to let all the people out there who are in the same situation as I was. Taking over a room that is messy and has a ton of stuff left over is very overwhelming. Just take your time. Write a to-do list. And do one thing at a time! It will all come together eventually and you will be very proud to show off your new room! Good Luck everyone!