You know it's coming. The first day of school. The first week of school. The first month of school. Yikes. These first few days are the most important of the year. Why? That's when we establish routines, procedures and relationships with our students. Without this solid foundation the rest of the school year will be down right terrifying for both the teacher and student.
I read an article featured on scholastic.com annotating a list a 30 classroom procedures. Being a teacher I shaped it into my own list to meet my needs. Below you will find my list. I encourage you to make your own list and post it in your class. I'll bet you are like me and didn't even realize how many routines and procedures you teach in those first few days. Wow!! It is amazing that 90% of those cute 6 year olds master it all. It's that last 10% that get me earning my paycheck (and then some) and stretching my creative juices. Click Here for The "I Know How To..." list