Hello All! I have accepted a position to be a 7th grade ELA teacher at a very small district. It's where my husband and I want to be to start a family so I'm very happy that I was able to secure this position above all others. Now that I've got the job, I am really starting to stress about what to do next. I have been in Corporate America since 2006 but went through an ACP program back in 2009, so it's been a while since the program training (plus I feel it was mediocre, at best). I feel like I need to start preparing now even though it's July. I've got some ideas for classroom management, lesson plans, and activities but I feel like I don't know where to start. Some of my questions are: How do I know what decor is appropriate for 7th grade? Can I obtain resources now so I can start planning my first few weeks? OR should I wait for inservice to start planning? How should I arrange my classroom? What type of supplies will I be responsible for? I know I have more questions but I'm drawing a blank. Any other tips or strategies offered would be greatly appreciated!!