This printable booklet includes instructions and ideas for how to teach procedures and routines in the first weeks of school. This activity makes learning classroom procedures fun! Students learn procedures, and get "badges" for mastery. This is sure to help your year go smoothly!
In this file, you get:
Passport booklet cover, and inner pages
Completion "badges" for mastery of procedures.
How to Use Passport to the Classroom:
The first few days of school can make or break your year. Well, that might be a bit extreme, but they are very important for setting up your classroom expectations. One of the best ways I have found to help my year go smoothly is to explicitly teach each of my classroom procedures. While thinking about how students will ask to use the rest room is not as exciting as planning my unit on the Solar System, it is just as important, if not more. Just think, how many times do students leave to use the rest room? Need to sharpen a pencil? Come into the room in the morning? A lot! If you are making it up as you go, you are going to end up wasting a lot of time, and possibly losing your sanity. Trust me, I speak from experience.
The Passport to the Classroom does not tell you how to set up your procedures, but it does give you a way to make teaching them fun. An added bonus is that kids have the passport all year, in case they need reminders. The cover of the passport is customized for the 2013-2014 school year. Each year, you can download an updated version. If you would like it customized with your name, school, or specific colors, drop me a line, I’d be happy to accommodate your request.