Can you believe it’s time to plan the first week of school? The first week of school always flies by but I find it helpful to have a solid outline of lesson plans. Since there is so much to prepare before school starts (decorating your classroom, organizing supplies, labeling EVERYTHING, meetings, and so much more), I hope you can find my plans to help alleviate some of your to do list. This is an overview of my plans for third grade but you can adapt them to fit the needs of your students. Flexibility is key. We may not finish an activity in one sitting so it has to roll over to the next day or become an early finisher task. My goal during the first week is to set expectations and build our class community while also integrating meaningful academic experiences. Click HERE to download a copy of my first week lesson plans.
So you might be wondering, when do I talk about classroom expectations? This year I m trying out a new method of introducing classroom expectations from Got to Teach that is student focused. I am excited I stumbled across this valuable resource because it will prevent me from just rambling on at the front of the room. Click HERE to read more about how to implement this method and a fantastic freebie!