Brand new to first grade..please help

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  1. kamisc

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    Hello everyone!! Well I am very excited to say that I just received word that I will be the new first grade teacher in my district. I have been a paraprofessional for almost three years. During this time I have worked with students who have special needs ranging from Pre-k to first grade. I am extremely nervous about the start of the school year. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated? What does you first week look like? Should I send a letter home to parents introducing myself? If so, what should I say? Sorry for so many questions I am just such a worry wart.:haha:
     
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  3. jteachette

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    Do you have the books " The First Six Weeks of School" and "The Morning Meeting Book"?
    If not, run right out and get them. I can't plan the first six weeks of school without them, let alone the first day, and the Morning meeting book has some games and songs in the back that could be used as time fillers, once they are taught in Morning Meeting.
     
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    Check out Mrs. Meacham's, Mrs. McGowan's, and Mrs. Bainbridge's websites. Also check out first grade teacher blogs. There is so much on the internet you can personally use to help you get going with first grade. Also get on the Kagan cooperative learning website. Kagan has great strategies for student learning.
     
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    Is this book geared for early childhood classes? I bought a couple of books for first year teachers, but the more I read them they seem better for middle school. :thanks:

     
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    We use them school wide, from K4 to 8th grade.
     
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    Aug 26, 2011

    Start "stalking" teaching blogs... the Inspired Apple, First Grade Parade, and First Grade Factory are some of my favorites. They share some AMAZING ideas. (Google them). :)
     

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