First Days: A Classroom Procedures Checklist...Save yourself the time and headache by incorporating this into your lesson plans!
Every year I used to make a new checklist of what I needed to cover on the first days. So many things to cover and train the class.
I compiled a list of (many) items that need to be addressed in order to have a smooth running classroom.
My motto has always been, get the basics and structures into place FIRST, then you have all the time left to TEACH, TEACH, TEACH! No more worrying about those procedures!!
Feel FREE to pop this into a fun Power Point presentation! I will be making one to place on TPT, just running out of time!!
I have used this checklist to send home with students to discuss with their parents. It is usually their "homework" for the first few days. They are to highlight any of the items they are unsure about, and we discuss them the next day! Sometimes I even have the older student sign them as a type of "contract" and place in their file for documentation. You never know what arises throughout the year.
Additionally, I sometimes have to pull this checklist out mid year or after a long break, just to review!
I hope that you can utilize these to their purpose. Feel free to add custom procedures as you need.