I will be a first year teacher in a little over two weeks. I'll be teaching preschool! I am so excited BUT feel unprepared. The school hired me because they are expanding their preschool program so all of the supplies and furniture for my classroom have yet to arrive. I figured I would wait to get into the classroom until my new teacher orientation (next Tuesday and Wednesday) or when the furniture and supplies arrive, whichever comes first. In the mean time I'm trying to make a list of everything or the most important things I need to get done. I know I would like to make a lot of procedure charts with pictures like for the morning routine, how to use specific centers (like a calm down corner, art center), lining up and walking in the hall, circle time routine. Are there other procedures I should be thinking about? What supplies should I be looking for? (I've been hesitant to start buying things until I see what I'll be provided with, if a district supply list goes out to parents before the first day, what my budget is). What should I spend my own money on versus my classroom budget money on? What should I focus on for the first day-week of school? (I know routines but anything else?) Are there any books that you would recommend I read to prepare for my first year of teaching and teaching as a preschool teacher? THANK YOU!!