Hello everyone! I'm a brand new teacher starting on Monday! I graduated in December-- I'm 26 years old and probably look about 20. I loved student teaching, but of course I had a mentor teacher with me. I'm very excited and honored to be given the chance to take over a classroom and yet, absolutely terrified to begin! On Monday and Tuesday I'll be getting accustomed to the school-- and either Wednesday or Thursday, I'll be assuming teaching responsibilities. I am looking for any and all advice on how to start out... taking over a classroom! Did anyone else have an experience like this? What should I expect, especially with 5th graders?!