I will have a full summer to get ready for a new year of teaching...... If anyone remembers from my much earlier postings, I had been hired in late July and really only had a week to prepare my classroom. So I basically bare-walled the room, papered the doors and bulletin boards. and winged it for a year. Now that I have much more time, I would rather spend my time making Powerpoint lessons for ALL my chapters for each class BEFORE doing anything to my room. What made me decide this was classroom mgmt. being much better with pre-written stuff on the Smartboard. However, if I do ALL my lessons this way, my kids will be bored in less than a month!! Any advice for 2nd year teachers?