Some of you'll know I was just for hired as a kinder teacher in a district where I live in texas! I'm so excited! I got hired last Monday, signed my contract today, and I have a new teacher orientation next week and a 3 day teacher training in early aug. I'm SO happy I got hired early so I can prepare, however, I'm so overwhelmed because I don't even know where to begin! I want to start buying/planning but I (as a new hire) can't even see my room/go into my school until Aug 6. We don't start school until the 24 of aug and my first day is the 17. So I have no idea what my room looks like, what they already provide, etc. I need some help on how to get started. What do y'all recommend doing first?? I feel like I have all this time but don't know what to do with it or where to begin. I basically have nothing to start me off either. I've been teaching prek outside the district but the center provided everything and I didn't have to buy a single thing. I'm thinking of so many things like my room, supplies, materials, furniture, COST!!, meet the teacher preparation, etc etc. does it have to be this overwhelming?? What is your advice?