I clearly prepare far too much but it suits me and I like to get off to a running start in September and I need to know I'm ready in order to be able to relax during the holidays, free of any worries about the first week! Thus I have already written basic lesson plans for our first week back, detailed plans for the first day, Term 1 and Term 2 plans (we have to have them done by the end of the first week anyway), I have seating plans, labelled new books, opening displays on walls, termly class newsletter and basic tick sheets/assessment sheets ready to use with pupils' names already entered. Oh yes, and as I have been given detailed information on each child I have already grouped the pupils into intial Literacy and Maths groups. Is this too much or am I just well-prepared and thus will have an easier first week than others?!!!!