Our teachers don't officially return until next Thursday, August 9th. However, I've had at least 8-10 teachers already stop by and ask for their keys (in my district, teachers can't keep their keys over the summer). Personally, I was one of those teachers who'd start working in my room at least 2-3 weeks prior to my contracted start time. While everyone else was frantically setting up bulletin boards, I preferred to be sitting at my desk working on lesson plans. Do you wait until your first official contracted day to start working in your room? Or are you an early bird?