New Teacher’s Toolkit: First Days

From the day school starts, you'll probably have about a three day grace period when most children are going to be on their best behavior. After that they'll  start to relax, and once they feel more comfortable, you can expect them to begin testing the rules, and you.Use your grace period to teach the basic procedures the children need to know to make everyday classroom life run smoothly. For instance: how to line up, how to walk through hallways, how to move chairs, how to circle up (outside and in the meeting area), how the bathroom procedure works, what to do at arrival and dismissal times, and how to respond to your classroom's signal for quiet attention.
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