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1 Get Organized! Preparing for the Start of a New School Year A strong start is a great beginning for a successful year... © Kappa Delta Pi 2014

2 Questions to Ponder How do you feel when you start a new class each semester? What emotions do you think students experience when they are about to start a new school year? What special memories do you have about starting a new school year? © Kappa Delta Pi 2014

3 Getting Motivated Watch a video: How does this video affect you regarding your role as a teacher? © Kappa Delta Pi 2014

4 Before the First Day... Send a message to your students and/or parents that shares your excitement regarding the year ahead. Mention a few specific plans you have for the year ahead. Be sure to introduce yourself, sharing a little professional as well as personal information. © Kappa Delta Pi 2014

5 Before the First Day... Create a warm and inviting classroom environment: –Organize furniture, supplies, books, etc. –Display stimulating instructional materials. –Decorate bulletin boards. –Organize the classroom library. –Prepare gift bags for each student. –Develop your recordkeeping system. –Create units and beginning lessons. © Kappa Delta Pi 2014

6 Before the First Day... Prepare for instruction, teaching lessons: –Familiarize yourself with the curriculum. –Conduct long-range plans for instruction. –Create units and initial lessons. –Gather instructional resources. –Organize your recordkeeping system. –Organize calendar of due dates for key tasks. –Review student data to get to know your students. ` © Kappa Delta Pi 2014

7 First-Day Essentials Personally welcome each student as he or she enters the classroom. Introduce students to the classroom and key locations in the building: bathrooms, cafeteria, gym, and office. If it is the students first year in your school, offer a building tour. Introduce your management plan and together set up class rules. Involving students creates more buy-in. © Kappa Delta Pi 2014

8 First-Day Essentials Introduce and practice key procedures and routines. Introduce and practice emergency procedures. Highlight some of the curriculum to be studied during the year. Distribute supplies and materials. Plan a fun way for students to get to know one another and you. Engage students so that they leave feeling excited about the year ahead! © Kappa Delta Pi 2014

9 Introducing Key Routines and Procedures –Show how and where to store materials. –Discuss attendance process. –Determine seating assignments. –Denote class jobs. –Describe the process for lunch count. –Explain the procedure for bathroom permission. –Show the procedure for a fire drill/emergency exit. –Describe processes for collecting and distributing papers. –Discuss dismissal process. © Kappa Delta Pi 2014


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