I graduated in May and after the calls for interviews and job openings started to dwindle I was becoming resigned to the fact that I may have to sub for at least a year. However I got an offer and accepted. This job is for a very small district, 85 students in 9-12, so I will be the only math teacher in the high school. How do I manage 6-7 preps per day? What suggestions are there for how I can start the year off right? In todays economy how many items can I reasonably ask for from the administration before the year begins. I have not been in to sign the contract yet and I will ask then what is in the room. I know there is not a projector and I assume that there are graphing calculators. a few of my lessons are on Powerpoint but I am not worried about that. How long should I wait to ask for that? Any other advice is welcome.