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The First Days of School
Transcript of The First Days of School
of School A Balance of
and Content work Establish your bellwork procedures with your students on the first day of school. Syllabus If you are required to do a syllabus, do it different from the students' other classes. Sketch out what you want to talk about and omit crucial words or numbers. Let your students fill out the syllabus. Nothing earthshattering, certainly. You are still talking but they get to build a document--which is different enough to count. Styrofoam Cups How many stacked cups will it take to reach the top of my head? How tall are you, Mr. Clark? How many groups found the height of the cups and divided it into my height? Slope = Lip of the Cup Y-Intercept = Base of the Cup Height of Stacked Cups = Lip Height x # of Cups + Base Height Who I Am There are many ways to get to know your students during the first days of school. This sheet allows the students to tell me about themselves. You can have some good times mid-year by showing self-portraits to the class and asking them to identify the student by their rough sketch. http://kevinclark.wikispaces.com 7 Questions Students want to know the answers to these questions:
Am I in the right room?
Where am I supposed to sit?
What are the rules in this classroom?
What will I be doing this year?
How will I be graded?
Who is Mr. Clark as a person?
Will the teacher treat me as a human being?