Use this Classroom Handbook to create clear expectations of how your classroom will run. I have used this handbook each year (and just edited based on grade taught and curriculum changes).
I created the handbook to give to parents an overview of the my teaching philosophy, classroom rules, procedures, expectations, curriculum, etc. It has been invaluable as I start each school year, and I typically go through this document with all the parents at Back to School Night/Open House.
If my ideas work for you, great! If not, just edit to fit your needs. Document included here was for 3rd grade.
Included (in an editable 18- page word .doc):
1. Teaching Philosophy
2. Typical Daily Schedule
3. Specials Schedule
7. Classroom Management
8. Grading System
9. Book Orders and Box Tops