School starts on Monday and I not completely sure what I going to do. I finally got to get into my room to set up and found out that the air conditioner still did not work. It is so hard to set up a classroom when it's 105 outside and nearly as hot inside. They finally got my air on in time for the teacher's workshops on Friday, so I never got to really set up my room. I found out that I now have 29 students in my very small classroom. With so many desks, there is no room to walk. I was going to do some of the ice-breakers that everyone suggested, but with no room to walk in the classroom, I have to come up with something else. Another teacher told me to run off some crosswords and word searches for the students to do while I check out textbooks. I did that, but I know that that will not be enough. I do plan to read some from Frindle. I am also planning on going over rules and procedures. I was told that I need to start in on the textbooks immediately. I don't have any social studies textbooks yet. I was given the schedule that I am supposed to follow and I feel like I have no time for anything that I wanted to do. I only have a small handful of my students 1st hour and last hour. I have 45 min. each set aside for math, language arts, science, and social studies. That's it. I only have my whole class for three hours total. The rest of the time they go to classes that they chose (art, band, basketball, technology, PE). How do I get everything done? Does anyone else work in a school that is run like this? I feel like I have been thrown for a loop. Everything that I had expected is not how it's turning out to be. Please, give me some advice. I am starting to panic.