Beginning of the school year

Start the school year off right with these ideas to ensure a successful beginning. Discover tips and strategies to help students and teachers thrive from day one.
This activity is from Mrs. Robinson's Classroom Blog: Meaningful First Week Activities.  I love this idea and would eventually make anchor charts to keep up all year. Pre K, Anchor Charts, Organisation, Adhd, Classroom Contract, Classroom Teacher, Classroom Community, Classroom Activities, School Counseling

The first week of school generally consists of getting to know one another, in addition to discussion and practice of classroom procedures and routines. We also got our creative juices flowing by creating summer reflection writing pieces, squiggle stories, and "All About Me" mini-posters. Students are getting to know one another and me, and we are learning to work together to build a successful and positive classroom environment. On Wednesday, I wrote out six questions, all having to do with…

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Luci Chambers
Bulletin Boards, Pre K, First Week Of School Ideas, School Open House, First Day Of School, 1st Day Of School, First Day Of School Activities, School Opening, First Week Activities

Back to School Night can be the first time you meet many of the parents in your class. It is important that you communicate all of the information the parents will need to help their child have a successful school year. Here are my top tips for planning an informative and stress free Back to School Night: Have a Sign In SheetHave parents sign in on a sheet as the enter the room. This will allow you to keep track of which student's parents were able to attend. Be sure to send home copies of…

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Kiersten Sirianni
Pre K, Close Reading, First Week Of School Ideas, Organisation, Lesson Plans, First Year Teaching, First Day Of School Activities, School Lesson Plans, First Day Of School

The lessons you teach at the beginning of the year are crucial for laying the foundation and setting the tone for the rest of the school year. During the first week, your schedule should be a mix of teaching procedures and expectations as well as building a strong classroom community. Download o

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Debra Wray