So the exciting news is that I had an "interview" yesterday with my principal, who offered me the first grade position I'd been hoping for! (I say "interview" because it started with the job offer and then moved on to questions, and I wish every interview was that easy.) Anyway, now that the decision's been made, I want to do as much prep and "research" as I can in order to start the year strong in August. First grade teachers: What are your ultimate tips, tricks, strategies, etc. for a new first grade teacher?