Ok here goes, I just went back the first day into my new classroom. I begin school (inservice on Sept. 6th). I went in this morning at close to 9am. I was OVERWHELMED by just the teacher's desk alone. It took me all day until 4pm to organize, clean the drawers and decide what belongs to the previous teacher. I need to place her things into a box or something. I haven't even begun doing the rest of the room and I'm already exhausted! This is a high school autism support classroom. My desk is still cluttered with the previous teacher's personal belongings, grrr. When do you most of you start organizing and setting up your classroom for the next school year? Do you come 3 days before, 3 weeks before, or a week before?