Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a chance to sail over to my friends’ blogs and read their advice for smooth sailing into a new year. We want to share our tips and tricks to get you on your way to a new (and smooth) year!
like to have all the supplies my students will need during the day
right at their fingertips (no roaming around the classroom!!). So last year I tried
toolboxes hold everything we normally use in a school day and worked
like an absolute dream! No supplies were lost, no supplies were put in the
wrong places…everything was right where we needed it:
With numbers, I am able to set up the whole classroom in advance, without any names, until my students arrive:
This allows me to have all my students’ materials right at my fingertips…actually, at their fingertips!
If something is labeled, you will always put it back where it belongs and be able to find it at a moment’s notice.
Here are just a few of my favorites I’m already prepping for September:
The more you have copied and right at your fingertips, the more time you will have to focus on building those crucial classroom routines in the beginning weeks.
No matter how long I’ve taught I still get those jitters…and that leads to a scattered “Um, where were we? What are we doing next?” feeling that I just cannot have on that first day.
There are places to record the activities and routines I’ll cover for each subject, any important notes from parents I meet that morning, dismissal notes for the first day, things to prep for the next day, and more. I’ll be keeping this sheet on a clipboard with me throughout the first day.
Please click on the image below if you’d like to download a copy for your big day:
Keeping all important information for the first day of school at your fingertips will keep you on track, allowing you to focus on the most important thing–welcoming your students to a new year!
To help you sail smoothly into a new school year, please visit my friends’ blogs to read their tips and tricks…