My first post In just a few weeks, I will begin my first year of teaching in third grade. Besides getting reading for my first day of school activities, I do not know what I should purchase beforehand. Does anyone have any ideas on the types of things I should buy to set up my third grade classroom, such as the types of charts, alphabet charts, books, even carpets, etc? I would really appreciate any guidance anyone can offer or any sites you can direct me to. Anything to calm my nerves.