The first day of school for teachers is quite different than the first day of school for your students. First, summer is gone. How? What? Where did it go? Well, time flies when you’re having fun, and we can only imagine just how much fun you had this summer. But that time of year is now behind us, and it’s almost the first day of school for teachers across the country. It’s time to organize for the year ahead, set up your classroom, and get your lesson plans in order.
It’s that time again to meet the teacher, and we curated this guide to help you make the best first impression on your students. When your students ‘meet the teacher’, it’s an important part of the first day of school. Those first few moments with your new students will shape the rest of the year for your classroom.
Picture this, the last celebrations of summer are coming to an end. The tan lines are starting to fade. There is the faintest bit of sand left in your bag, and all the books on your summer reading list have been read. Now, it is time to start heading back to school.
Back to school night. Every school has one and every teacher dreads them. However, back to school night is the perfect opportunity to open up your classroom doors to the parents/guardians of your prospective students. It’s a time to share the curriculum you will be teaching this year, the rules you have for your classroom, and your vision as a teacher.
Every year I am faced with creating a supply list for my future students. Every year I tell myself, “this time I will get it right.” What ends up happening… by March I am running out to the dollar store to fill up on more supplies! So, how do you make sure to build the ultimate supply list for your classroom?