Today I went and signed my contract- YAY!
I also saw my classroom for the first time- AHH!
It's EMPTY. I have 25 desks, a teacher desk, a table, 2 filing cabinets, 2 bookshelves, and THAT'S IT. Well, except the interactive white board that I couldn't turn on and need SERIOUS training for. I've heard stories of retired teachers leaving mountains of things for the new teacher, and was really hoping that this would be the case in my situation. Boy was I wrong!
I need to reach out to anyone and everyone who is a teacher- Here's my question:
HOW DO YOU START A CLASSROOM???
I have a limited budget, but want to make sure that I am 110% prepared for the first month of school until I get paid and can invest more in my classroom. What is absolutely necessary for me to have, and what items can you not live without in your classroom?
Please help a sister teacher out!!! Tell all your friends, link up!