Finally, I received a verbal offer late on Thursday. I missed "new" teacher orientation, but was asked to report on Tuesday morning... kids don't arrive until Friday. Since the district office was closed on Friday, I came home with nothing but a list of classes I'll be teaching ,,, no curriculum yet! I am hoping when I meet coworkers/staff on Tuesday I'll be able to calm down some because I've been a nervous wreck since recieving and accpeting this offer. I'll be teaching 8th grade math, info-technology and sixth grade computers. Any ideas for opening day would be appreciated...especially the 80 munite math block! I hope to channel this nervous energy into productive planning.