I went into my room yesterday to get things organized and see what supplies and materials I would have available to me and there really wasn't anything!! There were two boxes of things that the previous teacher had ordered and when I opened them up I found art supplies (I will be teaching 5th grade Science), a stapler (there a now 4 in the room) and a few three ring binders. I don't know, what do you need to teach 5th grade Science? I would have thought that you would need some test tubes, petri dishes, stuff to do experiments, etc., but there is nothing in the room. There was a box of decorations that I went through and nothing was Science related. Also, do I need to make a syllabus at this grade level, and if so what do I need to include in it? Does anyone have any ideas for the first couple of days? What kind of supplies will I need to buy myself and what kind will the school provide? Thanks for the help, it is greatly appreciated.