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Organizing and Planning for the First Days of School
- Getting Ready for the School Year
- The First Days of School
- Icebreakers and Games
- Planning for a Substitute Teacher
- Student Reflection and Goal Setting
- Discipline Forms and Parent Communication
What you will find in this download:
Page 27 – Behavior Consequence Form
This form can be used to have a student process their behavior when something goes wrong. You can then photocopy this form and keep one for your records and send one home to get signed. If you give a detention, you should attach this reflection to the detention form.
Page 28 – Behavior Consequence Phone Script
Sometimes a phone call home works better than sending a note home. If you choose to call home, it can also be helpful to have the student involved in that phone call. Start by having the student fill out this sheet privately. Then read over it together and process what happened. Be sure you don’t have this conversation if you are angry. If anything needs to be changed on the form, be sure to change it during the processing conversation. When ready, have the student call home. They must read word for word what is on the sheet. If they paraphrase or change the words, point to the sheet to ensure they read it the way you processed together. After the student talks to his or her parent, he or she will hand you the phone. The hard part is done—now you can answer parent questions.
Page 29 – Cheating Reflection Form
This form can be used to help students process their thoughts after an incident of cheating occurs. ALL students involved should fill out a form on their own. These forms can also be shared with parents.
Page 30 – Missing Assignment Slip
This will help keep parents informed of late assignments. They will appreciate it and hopefully the work will soon come in on time!
Page 31 – Missing Assignment Log
If missing work begins to add up for a student, have them fill this out each day in class to keep track of what is missing.
Page 32 – Something’s Missing!
At times you might want to photocopy and pass out reminders about missing field trip forms or other academic and non-academic items. This handout works well for almost anything that is missing!
Page 33 – Academic Concerns Letter Home
This letter can be sent home when a student’s grade slips below 70%. Fill in the blanks and it’s ready to send home! Or retype the letter to better fit your needs.
Page 34 – Parent Communication Log
At the start of the school year, photocopy and staple together a few of these sheets or arrange in a binder. Each time you communicate with a parent, make a note. This will help you remember to follow through on your word after talking to parents.
Page 35 – Emailing Parents
It can be daunting to communicate with the parents of your students. Use this guide to develop an email that will set the right tone and accomplish what you need to say.
Page 36 – Tips for Your Class Website
If your school doesn’t have guidelines to follow when creating your class website you can use the tips on this page to help create an appropriate website.
* Note: This is an excerpt from a larger resource book titled "Teacher Survival: Templates and Forms" by Red Beetle Resource Books. The book is sold in three parts for $8 each. Or, you could purchase the whole book for $20.
Links to the whole series below:
Teacher Survival: Templates and Forms
Planning for a Substitute Teacher
Student Reflection and Goal Setting
Discipline Forms and Parent Communication