Former 5th Grade Teacher at Concord Community Schools
over 1 year ago
It begins by getting to school early to make sure copies are made, you have all the materials needed for the day, to answer questions of colleges or ask your own questions, to listen to your voicemail and answer emails. Next, students come to school and it is important to welcome each one of them. Additionally, I always had a beginning assignment projected on the board, so students had something to do immediately when they entered the classroom. Next, we would begin our day and share good news. Lessons would begin, recess, lunch, more lessons, occasional behavior interventions, read aloud after recess (very important and enjoyable), begin ending the day early so it doesn't get out of control. Finish the day by walking students to their parents or to the bus. Come back to the classroom and prepare for tomorrow.