Ok, I was a little overwhelmed and VERY busy these past few weeks getting my room set up (it was filthy and empty!) and going over the curriculum, but after reading so many of these posts I am now terrified! I have 18 kids, no aide (I start on Tuesday). This is my first year teaching K (I taught 1/2 day pre-K last two years- 16 kids with an aide). I am over prepared, my room is set up nicely, and I plan on just going over the rules and procedures all week. I know from pre-K that the time I spend going over the routines and expectations in the beginning make for an easier year. I just pray that I don't have many cryers or issues such as many of you had. Or that if I do, I handle them well. I've been having nightmares about this!!