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First Days of School

Teacher Notes

On the first day of school have your students write down their learning objectives for the year.  Save them (online or on paper). Periodically during the year (I suggest holiday times) have them review them. See: My Resolutions/Reflections page

My Goals page

I had my students fill out interest surveys so I was able to find out about their passions and skills (art, music, dance, technology, athletics...) You might do a "Who am I?" assignment.

Start building community in the classroom by having your students with your assistance develop classroom expectations.

 My Classroom & Behavior Management page

Building Community in the Classroom page

10 Things New Teachers Should Do for the First Day of School

26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School

101 Things You Can Do
in the First Three Weeks of Class

Finnish Teachers Opt for Less Structured Start of School Year

 

Before school started I would send home a letter (snail mail in my day) introducing myself.  Good idea to also send post cards to each of your incoming students.

On the Very First Day |@pernilleripp

Advice for the 1st Day of School | 4 O'Clock Faculty

Activities for the 1st Day of School | 4 O'Clock Faculty

On Opening Day | 4 O'Clock Faculty

Planning for Your First Day at School | Getting Ready for Back to School

Take Five: Making Sure the First Day of School Goes Smoothly

Education World: Principals Offer Opening-Day Tips

Fresh Ideas for Opening Day

How Do You Motivate Middle School Students by Inspiring Teachers to Think Outside the Box on the First Day of School? | ASCD Inservice

My Back to School - Icebreakers Page

My Orientation to Your School Page

My 100th Day of School Page