Ruth, and many other TWT Readers, have been back-to-school with the kids for weeks. My students, on the other hand, start classes this Tuesday.
I was cleaning out my closet the other day when I came across this paper, which I created before the start of the last school year.
I found it fascinating to review this list, which is essentially a list of all of the routines I wanted to explicitly teach my students at the start of the school year. I think this list is actually helpful to look at, one year later, and two days before the school year starts, since it helped to remind me of what was really important to model with my students.
Do you keep a list of routines and structures that you explicitly demonstrate for your students year-after-year? If so, I hope you’ll share some items from that list by commenting on this post so that new teachers can reference this post going-forward. THANKS.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.