I love the first day of school. The fuzzy butterflies in my tummy, the brand new supplies, the sweet freshly scrubbed faces…even that early wake up call doesn’t seem so bad on the first day. Maybe on the second day, but not on the first!
up lunch count.
complete the class names word search made on Puzzlemaker and
then read a book when finished. Make
sure to put out a sharpened pencil on each desk and basket of books on each table group.
all supplies in their brown paper grocery bags under their desks. I actually do NOT organize supplies on the first day usually (crazy, I know!). I find that it takes FOREVER and I would rather use that time establishing procedures. Students keep supplies in bags like these I get free at Publixs ( I just make sure to tell them I am a teacher)
sanitizer, soap, disinfectant wipes, baggies, copier paper in marked boxes in
MAKE SURE TO ASK EACH CHILD, “HOW ARE
YOU GETTING HOME TODAY?”
chart for the hallway and bathroom. Use
these to create and go over hallway procedures, bathroom procedures with the
calling students to line up. Time and
see how quick and quiet we can do it.
off light when exiting room
just created. Take a bathroom break.
time to practice hall, bathroom and Quiet Mouse procedures
lesson procedures for good listening, when I am reading a book, when to ask
questions at a mini lesson and “knees please.”
Teacher read aloud
9:50-10:05 Create a looks like/ sounds like chart
for recess and lunchtime. Review
cafeteria expectations and recess expectations. Make sure recess includes not
sitting on tether balls, not running on red, coming when I whistle. One whistle blow means “stop/ danger.” Three
whistle blows means “line up.”
10:05-10:50 Use time to practice hall, bathroom
and Quiet Mouse procedures.
procedures and where we sit- we are table 6B.
book If Everybody Did.
11:10-11:20 Review cafeteria and bathroom
procedures. Go to lunch and take a
11:55-12: 30 Finish person cut out and turn in. Review turn in procedures.
12:40-1:20 Specials PE
1:20- 1:50 Review Procedures for:
room in the morning/ turn in HW and meet me at table
to put lunch box
to do (sharpen pencils, put book bag)
agendas and sticker with HW
to hang up book bag
introduce the homework notebook. Eat
snack. Review procedures for:
how to ask and go
and decorate ticket folders.
up to go home!!!
For a printable version of my lessons click on the picture below!