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First Days of School

Teacher Notes

On the first day of school have y students write down their learning objectives for the year.  Save them (online or on paper). Periodically during the year (I suggest holiday times) have them review them. See:  Resolutions/Reflections page

 Goals page

I had  students fill out interest surveys so I was able to find out about their passions and skills (art, music, dance, technology, athletics...) You might do a "Who am I?" assignment.

Start building community in the classroom by having y students with y assistance develop classroom expectations.

 Classroom & Behavior Management page

Building Community in the Classroom page

How A One-Second Strategy Can Motivate Y New Class

5 Questions to Ask Y Students To Start the School Year @gcos

10 Things New Teachers Should Do for the First Day of School

101 Things You Can Do
in the First Three Weeks of Class



Before school started I would send home a letter (snail mail in  day) introducing self.  Good idea to also send post cards to each of y incoming students.

On the Very First Day |@pernilleripp

Bring Y Personality and Humor into Class on Day One

Planning for Y First Day at School | Getting Ready for Back to School

Take Five: Making Sure the First Day of School Goes Smoothly

Education World: Principals Offer Opening-Day Tips

Fresh Ideas for Opening Day

Finnish Teachers Opt for Less Structured Start of School Year

 Beginning of School pages

 Back to School - Icebreakers Page

 Orientation to School Page

 100th Day of School Page