Hi everyone, so I just recently accepted a first grade teaching position, which will be my very first teaching job out of college. I haven't received much information from my school yet but I have so many questions about being a teacher in general. I hope the answers to my questions aren't too obvious but I would love some answers/advice!! 1. Given the fact that I just accepted this job 2 days ago, I don't have access to any curriculum. I know the math and reading programs that my school will use, but how do I go about planning it all out for the year? I loved student teaching, but I wish the one thing my cooperating teacher did was show me how to plan and if theres a rhyme or reason for what is taught during each part of the year. Do curriculums usually go in order? Like literally starting on page one on day 1?? This may not make any sense but I just want to be prepared before the first day of school. 2. In what grade are IEP's first written? 3. Are teachers usually supplied with any books for their classroom or do I need to get all of them? 4. Running Records-To administer a running record, how do you know which reading level book to have students read orally? Is it always one above their current level to see if they need to move up? Sorry so many questions but I am looking forward to your answers/advice!!