Hey, everyone! I'm so happy to say that I've just accepted a job as a fourth grade teacher! I graduated last weekend, so this is a big deal!!! I was ecstatic for a couple of days. Now, I'm terrified. Where do I begin? I have a whole classroom with nothing in it! I don't know yet if I will be self contained, departmentalized, or team teaching. My P said I can meet with the other 4th grade teachers towards mid-summer and we can decide....this makes it difficult to start planning my classroom set up. So my question is, what can I do to get started? I don't want to wait and only have a couple weeks left to get everything. Any suggestions for me? Are there grade books, lesson books, desk organization, or anything I should go ahead and do? It sounds like I won't get a key to my classroom until sometime in July, but I'm ready to get this ball rolling!!! So, my question is, what are your tips for a new teacher who has no idea what to expect from this upcoming year? Thanks!!!