The first week of school is one of the most crucial weeks of the school year. You are getting to know the students, but you also have to hit the ground running with establishing procedures, expectations, and developing a great classroom community. Over almost a decade in the classroom, I have found myself coming back to the same core lessons that seem to have the most impact for my students.
This product is part of a bundle. See below for the bundle and other resource included.
⭐ First Week Essentials: Classroom Community Lessons & Activities
⭐ First Week Essentials: Data Wall & Lessons
⭐ Back to School Pack (10 First Week Lessons & Data Wall) BUNDLE
This resource covers lessons #5-10 of 10. The focus of these lessons is building your classroom community. Download the preview to get a better look at the lessons and resources attached to each lesson.
Lesson 5: Student Surveys
Lesson 6: Creating a Birthday Board
Lesson 7: Creating a Class of Problem Solvers
Lesson 8: Laying the Groundwork for Reader Leaders
Lesson 9: Setting up a Writing Portfolio
Lesson 10: Sharing Summer Experiences (You can download a freebie sample of this lesson HERE.
Lessons 1-4 focus on building your data wall. They can be purchased separately or in a bundle with this resource. (see above)
Each lesson page includes goals for the lesson, step-by-step procedures, and suggested read alouds. Photos of completed activities and covers of read aloud books are also included. Each lesson comes with the resources needed to complete the activitiy.
These lessons were designed to go hand in hand with ⭐ Data Notebooks which also can play a big role throughout the first week and establishing expectations.