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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:  Resolutions/Reflections page

 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.

 Classroom & Behavior Management page

Building Community in the Classroom page

3 Reminders for the Beginning of the School Year @gcouros

5 Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year @gcouros

6 Questions To Ask Your Students On Day One | ASCD Inservice

10 Tech Tips to Start the School Year - The Tech Edvocate

12 New-Teachers Start of School Strategies

12 Questions To Ask Your Students On The First Day Of School

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



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

20 Things to Do Before the New School Year: BTS Checklist @MathByTheMt

Make the First Day Count @thomascmurrary

Important Questions to Ask Your Students @edutopia

How A One-Second Strategy Can Motivate Your New Class

On the Very First Day |@pernilleripp

Bring Your Personality and Humor into Class on Day One

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

 Beginning of School pages

 Back to School - Icebreakers Page

 Orientation to School Page

Building Relationships with Students page

 100th Day of School Page