Everyone is nervous for the start of the school year. Students do not know what to expect as they are start a whole new chapter in their life especially if the move to a grade level also includes a move to a new school building. Teachers who may be teaching the same class or grad level for over a decade are nervous as well. They are curious as the nature of the new students and the dynamics between those students. The best way to power through your start to the new school year is keep consistent routines and be as organized as possible. When we organize ourselves for this time period forming routines that will easily transition to habits is the absolutely key. Students should share class routines with students that help them stay in positively motivated frame of mind. Every course and grade level will have different routines. Classroom rules should be developed cooperative between the students and the teacher. While there are some rules that should be set in stone, other rules can be reshaped between the students and the teacher to best fit the situation.
Three first day of school tips for teachers: 1) Welcome students as they walk in. 2) Do an ice breaker activity with your students. 3) Make sure to cover class routine and rules and stress that they apply to everyone. Three first day of school tips for students: 1) Get to bed on time. 2) Eat a good breakfast. 3) Be prepared with school supplies. Three first day of school tips for parents: 1) For younger children, visit the classroom before school starts. 2) Spend time talking with your child about their day. 3) Help your student stay organized and get into a study routine. Below you will find a ton of printables that can be used to help teachers quickly organize themselves and their students too. Just about all the templates you find here are tried true and tested. They will help you organize yourself and your students by creating a regular routine. The worksheets can also help your students to better understand your expectations as a teacher. When I tell you that these templates and worksheets are life savers for the start of the school year, you will not believe me at first. But I can guarantee these will come in mighty handy for sure.