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Old 08-27-2006, 06:11 PM
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Tomorrow is my first day as a third grade teacher!

Well, it's Sunday night.... only 12 hours until I'll be greeted by 20 smiling (hopefully) faces! I'm a 1st year teacher in 3rd grade ... any last minute advice or encouragement??

Old 08-27-2006, 06:13 PM
MissFrizzle MissFrizzle is offline
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Get a good nights sleep, and be ready in the morning. Do you have a first day script prepared? Just curious
be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle
Old 08-27-2006, 06:13 PM
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Have a great day and enjoy your students!
Old 08-27-2006, 06:16 PM
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Have a great day!! My first day as a 3rd grade teacher will be Thursday.
Try to get some sleep tonight even though I'm sure it'll be tough.
Old 08-27-2006, 06:17 PM
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I have about 2 pages written down filled with every possible procedure I can think of. The kids have a ton of paperwork to take home and I have "take home" folders already on their desks that are labeled "return to school" and "keep at home". Getting all those emergency forms out in the morning will take some time. Then I'm going to stress procedures and expectations with some "getting to know you" activities intermixed. I have a "Word Study" lesson and a "Math Investigation" lesson ready if we need it for tomorrow.
Old 08-27-2006, 08:17 PM
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Congrats on your 1st day. This is my best tip. BEFORE THEIR PARENTS CAN LEAVE - - ASK HOW THEY ARE GETTING HOME! Write it down and make sure they all get home. If they don't know, have them find out right away. If you do this, you had a great 1st day. Don't worry about anything else.
Old 08-27-2006, 09:31 PM
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You will love third grade.
Old 08-27-2006, 10:02 PM
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I start in 10 days, I am right with you! Some basic advice that we sometimes forget: Have Fun! The kids will catch on to your joy of teaching, and learning will be a blast! Congratulations on your job.
Old 08-27-2006, 10:18 PM
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Have fun, good luck, and congrats on beginning your career!!
Old 08-27-2006, 11:04 PM
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By now you are probably sleeping away (yeah right with those first day jitters). It is 9:00 pm PST so I don't know what that makes it in Ohio...later. Anyway, just rmember to have fun and the kids are nervous too. Although it's probably too late for you now but I'll let you know anyway. There is a great book called "First Day Jitters" about a girl who is nervous about going to her new school. Throughout the whole book, the "Dad" is trying to get her to get ready for school, driving her there, and talking to her about her first day. It turns out to be the teacher who has moved to a new school. This could be a good first book to read and discuss how everyone feels on the first day of school, not just the kids. Good luck to you. I'm sure you'll do just fine. They hired you for a reason.

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