By Kelly Bergman
The first week of school is a time to review classroom expectations, but it’s also a time to get students engaged in learning. You want them to be excited about being in your classroom. Make sure that the first week of school includes a nice balance of fun learning, name games, and sharing classroom expectations! Includes writable PDF versions of four essential first week forms!
The information in this chapter is arranged as follows:
• Scenario A - describes a day in the life of a teacher who is overwhelmed.
• Scenario B - describes the same day as it’s experienced by a teacher who is organized.
• Tips for Success - introduces the main topics in the chapter.
• Tools for Success - discusses the reproducibles that go with the chapter.
• Take Action - suggests practical next steps! 0 pages.
Review the social studies and science units for the year. Work with your teammates to decide if there is one unit that is especially high-interest and would be a good one to start off the school year. Once you’ve chosen the unit, develop some activities that will engage students in their learning while working with each other. Plan at least one activity for each day of the first week of school.