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First Day And Beyond

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Entry Plan presentation by Renee Prillaman for the SAIS New Teacher Institute 2009.

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First Day And Beyond

  1. 1. The First Day and Beyond How To Make Sure You Survive The Year.
  2. 2. Major Elements of Instruction The Child The Physical Environment The Curriculum The Teacher
  3. 3. Focus On The Child <ul><li>Read Student Records/Reports – Talk to Previous Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Connecting To Children Before They Arrive - Send A Post Card. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare Your Grade Book And Attendance Records </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare Get To Know You Activities Including Process For Class Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Create Rituals, Routines, and Traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Send Letter Of Welcome To Families </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nesting:Preparing Your Space <ul><li>Create Clear Distinctions of Child Space and Teacher Space </li></ul><ul><li>Put Comfort Items You Need in Your Space </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the Activities And Plan Space Accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Create Visual Displays That Communicate Your Anticipation Of Your Students’ Arrivals </li></ul><ul><li>Plan Clear Arrangements For Organization </li></ul>‘
  5. 5. Curriculum And Getting Started <ul><li>Think Of The First Month As A Time For Diagnostic Assessments, Review, and Establishing A Foundation For The Year </li></ul><ul><li>Be Familiar With The Year’s Curriculum Map </li></ul><ul><li>Plan The First Unit Of Study </li></ul><ul><li>Send A Parent Letter For First Unit Of Study </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Detailed Lesson Plans A Week Ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Choose A Lesson Plan Format And Work With It At Least Two Months </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pay Attention To You <ul><li>Know What You Must Have To Be Fully Supported - Eat Well, Exercise, Sleep! </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize Areas Of Focus For The Year </li></ul><ul><li>Ask For Support </li></ul><ul><li>Plan Ahead For Reflection </li></ul>

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