We are offering a collection of tips, tricks, and giveaways to kick off a new year!
Starting your school year on a positive note is so important. In the past, I've had first days that were pure poetry, but I've also had days that were pure…well, you can imagine! While there are definitely things that can happen in those first days that are out of our control, there are many things we can do beforehand to set the stage for success.
Two of the most important things you need for a successful start to your year are a strong classroom management plan with procedures and routines in place, and a risk-free, welcoming environment for your students.
First, let's talk about classroom procedures and routines. In my store is a comprehensive checklist with over 100 procedures and routines that I model and teach to my students constantly throughout the year. Click HERE to check it out.
Whether it's lining up for recess, sharpening a pencil, or transitioning from one activity to the next, having classroom procedures and routines are extremely important. There is honestly nothing better than having your classroom run like a well-oiled machine. Routines save learning time and will make your job a lot easier. The biggest thing to remember when teaching classroom procedures and routines is that you want your students to do them correctly and without your help.
Here are some tips and tricks on how to teach classroom procedures and routines:
In addition to establishing classroom procedures and routines, it's also important to build community in your classroom. The culture you create amongst your students during those first few weeks will set the tone for the entire year.
The best way to encourage a classroom community from the beginning is through team building activities. In my store is a pack with over 30 Beginning of the Year Team Building Activities to help you build a community in your own classroom. Click HERE to check it out. Your students will have a blast working together and getting to know each other.
Here's why creating a classroom community through team building is so important:
Now let's get to the good stuff…the giveaway!
I will be giving away a $25 TpT gift card to two lucky winners!
Yes, TWO! Just enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win.
But that's not all! Each one of my blog buddies is also giving away gift cards totaling $50 per blog. Make sure you stop by their blogs to enter to win their contests too!
In addition to the gift cards, your entry also qualifies you for the collaborative Grand Prize Package! One lucky winner will win the Grand Prize Package that is worth nearly $300!
It's full of each one of our best selling Back to School products including my Classroom Procedures to Teach and Beginning of the Year Team Building Pack!
You can even click on each individual product in the image below to get a better look at what's included in this Grand Prize Package!
This giveaway ends on Sunday, August 2nd. Once the giveaway ends, I will choose three people. Two people will win one $25 gift card to TpT, and a third person will be entered to win the Grand Prize Package! Make sure you stop by each blog to enter for your chance to win!