#1. Establish Respect
#2. Create Class Beliefs
#3. Discuss Class Procedures
You can not take for granted that your students know how to line up, when to sharpen a pencil, or even how to be respectful in the hallways. We have created “Back to School Procedures” that we use with our classes the first few weeks of school. We created a simple teacher page that guides you through the procedure. There also is a poster that you can print in color, laminate and use year after year. We have included all of our 11 procedures into a super bundle that you can find here.
#4. Establish a Classroom Community
#5. Connect with Your Class
One of the biggest challenges we tackle each school year is getting to know our students. Starting the first week of school we do many activities that allow us to learn more about the class. For example, we often have the students fill out a student interest survey that you can download here for FREE here. It helps you to better understand your students and connect with them.
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