First up is a fabulous post with ideas of how to build your classroom library. Don't worry about having it completely stocked for day one but perhaps try for at least 25-30 books. You can do it! Also, I had to set myself a monthly book budget because I became a little overzealous when I first started. Read The Daring English Teacher's tips here:
Next you might want to check out Lauralee's post about how to set up a secondary classroom! My favorite tip I ever heard about decorating was to use fabric instead of paper for bulletin boards! It doesn't fade easily or rip easily!
I love this idea from Lovin' Lit about how to find stories to include in your classes. Hint- it involves your ipod!
Lastly, make sure you've got your sub folder ready. You'll try to resist but eventually you're going to miss a day. Make sure you have that handled from day one! You never know what will happen. Check out my post about setting your sub up for a successful day!
Thanks for reading!