One way I get through the long days in September is by putting the responsibility of the classroom environment back onto the students’ hands. This is our home for the year. If we keep it clean, if we’re respectful of each other and of our materials, we will have a better year. Plus, there is no better time than the beginning of the year to teach students what the classroom expectations are. In my rooms these expectations include cleaning, organization, and routines.
So you there you were, enjoying Summer break when you got that dreaded email. Subject line: Grade Change. Take a deep breath and don’t worry about it because you will rock this.
In this post I will share my list of “Need To Know Now” ideas as you get ready the school year as a new pre-k or kindergarten teacher. And I promise, I’ll help you get through the first month tear-free.
It’s that time of year again when teachers begin to spend thousands of dollars on their classrooms- Back to School! But let’s be honest, there is only so much you can do with your budgeted ‘donation’ to your classroom each year.
With the dog days of summer settling in, and school starting up soon for some districts across the country, it is time to get our students back into learning gear.