I will just be starting my 3rd year in the schools and still feel like I'm just getting the hang out "beginning of the year" organization. It's always a bit overwhelming. Something that has always helped me get a jump start to the year is creating a "welcome back" flyer for the teachers in the buildings to introduce yourself and also to get feedback from those teachers who will have your IEP kiddos. Have the teachers suggest 2 "optimal therapy times" (if you are going to do pull out therapy). They will usually help you stear clear of scheduling their students during any "special" times, or weaker subject areas that they don't want the student to be pulled from. This can help tremendously when you start planning your groups and therapy schedule. Also, If you are in an elementary building, you may want to ask your principal if the SLP has any special beginning of the year duties, such as "Speech and Language screenings" for all Kindergarten students. I know my school district requires this. For the first week you begin therapy you could start creating a fun "getting to know you" activity or revolve your planning around a "first day of school" book. Hope that helps some. Best of luck with your first year!