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  • Jenifer Cox

    This is a good blog with lots of good ideas for middle school and HS teachers. Not just this entry, but good all round. ELA specifically, but general too.

  • Holly Gouge

    Yep, these have to be instilled in middle school students! 7 Essential Procedures to Teach the First Week of School

  • JoAnn Leach

    Classroom management- beginning of the year procedures that are a must!

  • Meredith Bolton

    I like the bathroom pass idea for middle school

  • Di Daniel

    Back to School Procedures. Great tips!

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more "getting to know you" activities for the first weeks

This website has a helpful list of must-have procedures to go over with students on the first few days of school. The list is thorough and it's important to teach these procedures for an efficient classroom.

Print on card stock. Have kid draw picture of self on back. Cut out and put pieces in Baggie. Take home self expression activity!

At this time of year (end of August) I have so many mixed emotions. I am sad that the summer is drawing to an end, but I am excited for the new school year: envisioning my new students and the projects that we will be working on. Here are some ideas...

1st and 2nd Day of School - ice breakers. This is a printout sheet to go home the first day...show and tell about yourself on day 2! love.

Teach children how to be a great friend - great poem to introduce to school age children in understanding friendship.

First Week Of School Activities... I like the idea of classmates interviewing each other. I don't think I would do this on the FIRST day... but maybe later in the week.

Free minute to win it. Free candy awards. And a packet to keep them busy but having fun learning during the last week

Chart originally used for teachers--('Who I Am' graphic information sheet--first week of school) I will use this for genealogy when interviewing/researching family for our family tree and genealogy. Simplistic but tells a LOT.

First Day of School activity: Questions and "sticky" answers: What will you need to do to be successful this year? What will you [the teacher] need to do to help you be successful this year? What do you expect to learn this year in X grade? What should students be doing to make sure our class runs as smoothly as possible? School is important because...