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Beginning of the School Year
Transcript of Beginning of the School Year
Good Teacher...Good Student
Refer to as OUR classroom
Students begin to take ownership of classroom
Be excited about the learning environment you have created
First Day Jitters
Thank you, Mr. Falker
Jon Scieszka + Lane Smith
The first day of school sets the tone for the rest of the year.
Make it count!
First Day of School
"Act like you've done this a million times. Don't be nervous; just lay out how you want your class to run for the rest of the year."
How I'm Getting Home
Make sure you have a plan for each student. Consider creating a class graph of the data.
Where will students put all of their supplies?
Are some supplies designed for whole-class use?
Will they keep supplies at their desks?
Is there a designated space for supplies?
Do supplies need to be tagged and identified with students' names?
"Get to Know You" Activities
Find Someone Who...
Student Inventories (p. 127, 133)
Timelines of their lives
2 Truths, 1 Lie
Stand Up, Sit Down!
***See pages 124-126 for additional ideas
Calm your students fears...
Always greet your students as they enter the classroom. This should happen EVERY day, but especially the FIRST day of school.
Smile and make both students and parents feel welcome in your classroom.
Other things to think about...
Back to School Letter
Email list serve for parent communication
Forms that must be signed and returned to school
Megan Kelly, first-year teacher (p. 109)
Activities for First-Day of School