Well, I accepted an offer for my first teaching job ever just last week. I am a career changer and am very excited to be teaching fifth grade. I feel like I spent so long preparing for the interviews and such and then boom, I was blessed to get an offer my first interview with a principal. Yay! So, what do I do now?:wub: Since my offer I have read the Teacher's Handbook the p gave me. I wrote my Parent Letter. I have looked at my curriculum and picked out lesson plans (did that before interview actually). I have started a supply list. I designed my classroom layout on graph paper. The handbook says we get $150 for our classroom. That is not a lot but at least it's something but when do I get it I wonder? I would love to shop for stuff but everyone here advises to wait. Not a problem considering I have no money now anyway. School here starts August 11th but I start training on July 7th for three weeks and then Orientation is July 31-Aug 4th. Time will fly by, what should I be doing to prepare? I want to order so many teaching books you have suggested but someone close to me said they will order them for me so be patient. Uggghhh! I really want to start reading First Six Weeks... Any advise?