Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=10623 Get off to a Smart Start Resources
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3907 Make Every Minute Count Ideas
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4027 Organized First Day-Checklist
http://www.mrsjacksonsclasswebsiteblog.blogspot.com/ Organizational Resources and Ideas
Set High Expectations On The First Day
- Use an opening assignment
- Establish routines
- Teach organizational skills-Role Play
- Learn students' names
- Plan your first day down to the minute
Enjoys working and
Learning together. We
One another and
Everyone feels important.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Before School Starts
- Plan seating assignments (i.e. random, numbered, alphabetical).
- Determine essential procedures for a smooth-running classroom.
- Over plan!
- Gather lots of teambuilding activities to be used early during the year.
- Post your discipline plan, including rules and consequences.
- Identify a location in your classroom to post your daily agenda.
- Create a daily routine for the first five minutes of class.
- Anticipate and prepare all supplies needed (dry erase markers, corridor passes, stapler, etc.).
- Organize and prepare your classroom so it is ready for learning.
- Think of ways to learn your student's names quickly (i.e. mnemonics, pictures, etc.).
- Introduce yourself to the teachers next door and across the hall.
- Commit to connecting with each student on a daily basis (eye contact, greetings, acknowledgements, quick notes, high fives).
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Eyes are looking.
Ears are listening.
Lips are closed.
Hands are still.
Feet are quiet.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Find 5-10 really interesting pictures or posters about 8"x10" in size. Laminate the pictures and then cut them into 4 equal pieces. Depending on how many students you have in your class, pick out the number of pictures that you need to equally distribute each piece to all students. For example, if you have 20 students, you will need 5 pictures which will yield 20 pieces. Shuffle the pieces and then randomly hand each student a piece. Ask the students to find the other pieces to complete the puzzle. It's a great ice breaker; it gets students to interact! Also, see our Printable Cooperative Group Tickets
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
|Tips on How To Create A Curriculum|
One of the most difficult planning tasks is taking on a new curriculum.
Where do you start? Where do end? What do you
teach and when? It's mind boggling at times.
In this video, offer a suggested path of events to follow when tackling
a new curriculum to teach. .