First Six Weeks of School

Paula Denton and Roxann Kriete
The First Six Weeks of School

Learn how to structure the first six weeks of school to lay the groundwork for a productive year of learning. Discover how taking the time to build a solid foundation in the early weeks of school can pay off all year long in increased student motivation, cooperation, responsibility, and self-control.

This comprehensive guidebook for K–6 teachers features:

  • Daily plans for the first three weeks and commentary about these plans at three grade levels: primary (K–2), middle (3–4), and upper (5–6)

  • Detailed guidelines for:
    — Building community
    — Creating rules and teaching routines
    — Introducing engaging curriculum
    — Fostering autonomy
    — Integrating social and academic learning
    — Establishing high expectations for learning and behavior

  • An extensive collection of games, activities, greetings, songs, read-alouds, and resources especially useful during the early weeks of school

This book is a companion to the DVDs The First Day of School in a Responsive Classroom and Guided Discovery in a Responsive Classroom.

Paperback, 232 pages


Quantity discounts: 5–49 copies: $20.40 ea; 50+ copies: $19.20 ea

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