The beginning of the school year is always a crazy, but fun time in the classroom. Today, I am sharing a list of my favorite 5 tips from amazing teachers around the world!
Read Great Books
“Reading aloud is one of my favorite parts of teaching, it is also an essential part of the beginning of the year. “
Making sure you are reading every day, multiple times a day, at the beginning of the year is a great way to set up the classroom.
Create To-Do Lists
“At the beginning of each school year, my to-do lists are what keep me focused and organized so that I get everything accomplished before students step in that first day.”
With so many things to complete the first few weeks of school, to-do lists help prioritize tasks to complete everything in an order of importance and feel accomplished.
Create a Welcoming Environment
“Whether you are in-person, teaching virtually, or a mixture of both, we all want to create a welcoming classroom environment.”
Creating a welcoming environment will do wonders for building relationships with your students and allow them to be successful in your classroom.
Must Have School Supplies
“There’s no denying that teachers love school supplies and we love Amazon!”
Make sure your room has the right supplies to start the year off on the right foot.
Have First Day Procedures
“Effective teachers have a script ready for the first day of school.”
The first day of school can be overwhelming for students and teachers. Planning out the first day procedures will allow the day to go smoothly and set up a smooth transition for the days to follow.
Meet the Teacher Night
“Whether your school calls it Meet the Teacher, Back to School Night, Curriculum Night, or something else, new families flocking to your classroom all at once can be as overwhelming as it is exciting.”
Being prepared for Meet the Teacher Night will help make sure you have welcomed the families in an organized and productive way to start the year together.