Ok so school starts back in about a week and I am starting to panic. I have been working for this day for a long time but I am so worried that I won't be ready. One of my courses doesn't have a curriculum so I am worried that what I have planned won't fit in with what the school or my dept head expects. Any advice here? I am having trouble figuring out how long things will take to teach. This is making lesson planning and yearly planning very difficult and I am afraid I will spend too much or too little time on something. Is there a right way to go about this? Finally, I have purchased some classroom decorations, organization items, have made some class rules and policies, attendance sheets etc. but I am worried I will miss something crucial for the first day. If anyone could let me know what they have ready for the first day I would appreciate it so much! Thanks!!