Day Advice in a Nutshell
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: April 16, 2001
Establish routines: Children want and need to know the
routine or procedure for such things as turning in homework or
even lining up. Keep these routines in a notebook and/or posted
for future reference.
2- Be firm and consistent: Set up your rules, role-play
how each applies, and stick to the consequences right from the
start. Look for the positive things going on as well! Recognize
3- Over-prepare: Have plenty of activities ready to start
the first day. Begin a meaningful activity or project that the
students can talk about with their parents that evening. Don't
be afraid to start right into your curriculum. Keep things structured,
but allow flexibility for team-building and get-to-know-you activities.