First week of school plans

Discussion in 'Elementary Education Archives' started by mjennings, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. mjennings

    mjennings Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2005
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 25, 2005

    I am starting my first year teaching...first grade! I am wanting to start planning but I have no idea where to start? How do i plan out my lessons for that first week of school, how and when do i tell them about my rules about the class, etc. If anyone could please help with ideas of email me your lesson plans for the first few days that would be great. I just want to make sure that i plan the right amount of activities, etc.

    My email is magurita09@aol.com
    thanks :)
     
  2.  
  3. teacher62604

    teacher62604 Companion

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2005
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 25, 2005

    Read This Book :)

    On my first year of teaching it helped me to read the book entitled, "The First Day's of School" by Harry Wong. He has wonderful ideas in this book. I also heard Harry Wong speak at a teacher's conference, and he really is good for first year teachers just starting out. Good Luck!
    [​IMG]
     
  4. canada friend

    canada friend Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 25, 2005

    My advice is take is SLOW! last year I had a 1/2 split. My first time teaching grade one. When the kids came in on the first day the grade 2's went straight in the classroom and the grade ones just hung around the coat racks. I then realized "oh my goodness they don't know what to do". At that point I revamped my whole week of school. I play a few get to know you games during that week but also include a lot of "explanations" such as rules, calendar, etc. LOTS of modelling. On the first day I read the book "my teacher sleeps at school". I then share my paper bag that is filled with things about me and my family. The kids then get a paper bag to decorate and take home to fill with things about them. We do a few kids a day. I also do a mini unit on either franklin or arthur. Something they are comfortable with. Keep in mind this is the first time these little grade ones are venturing out of their comforable kindergarten surroundings. They need a lot of instruction. (I also hand out a lot of smarties at the beginning of the year when they are on task).
     
  5. Hound

    Hound Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2005
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 25, 2005

    I, too, have seen Dr. Harry Wong and have his book! It is a must read for beginning teachers.
     
  6. IndyJo

    IndyJo Companion

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 25, 2005

    I am reading a book called The First Six Weeks of School. It seems pretty cool thus far. In addition to taking it slow, repeat process and procedures OFTEN. Also, don't let any behavior problem being brushed off. Nip it in the bud soon!
     
  7. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2005

    Yes. HARRY WONG. :) So important.
     
  8. mjennings

    mjennings Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2005
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2005

    thanks....
     
  9. teachmemath

    teachmemath Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2005

    Is his book good for grades 7-12 or just for elementary? I am just wondering if the ideas in his book are good for older kids
     
  10. yessc31

    yessc31 Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 26, 2005

    the book is for all grades. I feel it more geared towards middle and high school. However, there are some very help tips for elementary school
     
  11. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2001
    Messages:
    3,241
    Likes Received:
    95

    Jul 26, 2005

    For anyone interested in downloadable resource books, the A to Z Teacher Stuff Store features 3 popular ebooks for grades K, 1, and 2. Each book has activities for the first week, ideas for preparing, and tons of reproducibles. All books are 125+ pages. More info here:
    http://store.atozteacherstuff.com/download-now/backtoschool.html

    The authors, Stefani Sadler & Tracy Jarboe, have written several popular books and present at conferences.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. miss-m,
  2. waterfall,
  3. ally06
Total: 362 (members: 3, guests: 345, robots: 14)
test