I'm a new teacher and will be teaching fourth grade this coming year.. I have a ton of stuff to do and read and I don't know where to start. I need help prioritizing what I should be doing. I'm hoping the experienced teachers can help me. This is what is on my to do list: Read: The First Days of School (Over half way done) Teaching with Love and Logic (second reading) Tools for Teaching (second reading) 6 + 1 Traits of Writing Four Square Writing Method Tribes Guiding Readers & Writers Practice with Purpose Guided Comprehension in Action Dealing with Difficult Parents (half way through the book) Positive Discipline in the Classroom Plan: First Week of school Reading Writing Math Social Studies Science Literacy Centers Writer's Workshop Reader's Workshop Misc classroom stuff: Classroom website (I've started this and work on it a little at a time) Classroom newsletter Settle on discipline plan (I have an idea...Just need to put into writing) figure out how to organize classroom library Homework spreadsheet Welcome letter to parents Meet the teacher activities & handouts Homework policy & incentives Figure out classroom jobs Writing process poster to track student writing I know there is more I left out...I'm adding to my list daily. Where do I start??? :help: I find myself doing a little of everything instead of sitting down and finishing one project. I think I'm overwhelming myself. School starts July 28th, teachers have to be back on July 22nd, I can't work on my room until July 15th because of construction, I have a week of new teacher classes in June and a week of SEI classes. Oh, I also have two kids I need to entertain so they don't kill each other over the summer!! :lol: Any input would be greatly appreciated!!