Table of Contents for #61 A Summer Start:
1. LONG-RANGE LESSON PLANNING
set your goals divide your academic year into file folders note school calendar dates note other dates of interest gather resources write your long-range plans
2. UNDERSTANDING WHO YOU ARE; WHO YOU TEACH
who I am why I teach my important values my responsibilities my special needs my philosophy of teaching my students' physical development my students' emotional development my students' special needs
3. PLANNING A PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT
planning your space organizing papers and supplies gathering useful materials planning bulletin boards
4. DEFINING EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
when I am teaching when students are working how written work will looks when guests come to the classroom how students treat each other getting in line order responding to a class signal fire drill procedures when students enter the classroom in the hall in the lunchroom bathroom and drinks on the playground rainy day recess classroom cleanup my own special circumstances
5. COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS
parent letter student profile
6. FIRST DAYS
checklists procedures forms
Teaching Tips for #61 A Summer Start:
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Lesson by lesson Objectives for #61 A Summer Start:
TO GET PREPARED!
BEFORE The First Day:
- Define your behavior expectations.
- Put up bulletin boards.
- Complete parent letter and student profile.
- Organize and label supplies.
- Arrange desks.
- Prepare class list.
- Post class list outside of door.
- Write name on blackboard.
- Prepare opening talk.
- Know times and procedures for: fire drill * taking attendance * recess * library * taking lunch counts * lunchroom * playground * P.E. classes * health room * office telephone * resource rooms * remedial classes * other?
On the FIRST DAY:
- Welcome your students.
- Present our opening talk.
- Learn all names.
- Collect glue and scissors that students bring from home.
- Practice fire drill procedure.
- Teach your class signal.
- Make sure that ll desks and chairs fit properly.
- Teach your behavior expectations.
- Select students of the week.
- Send home parent letters with student profiles.
By the End of the FIRST WEEK
- Complete lesson plans for your second week.
- Assign each student a class number.
- Establish line order.
- Teach all remaining behavior expectations.
- Discuss special talents and assign special jobs.
- Review and file student profiles.
- Make a student directory.
- Record all birthdays.
- Make your seating chart.
- Practice fire drill procedure again.
- Finalize and distribute your class list.
- Develop an opening exercise.
- Evaluate classroom lighting and ventilation.
- Establish a procedure for turning in assignments.
By the End of the FIRST MONTH
- Hand out daily class schedule to students.
- Complete the substitute information form.
- Plan your parent-night presentation.
- Take time to reflect.
National Science Education Standards (NRC 1996) for #61 A Summer Start:
This title is not applicable to meeting national science standards.