The First Week: Complete Lesson Plans | Back to School

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The First Week is a comprehensive week-long unit that establishes classroom rules, which are created and put into place with the help of your class. Kickstart your year with these pre-made lesson plans that incorporate read alouds, engaging activities, interactive notebook pages, and posters. This unit culminates to a classroom contract which every student (and teacher) signs at the end of the week!

Great for those who want to easily implement the Responsive Classroom approach to creating the classroom culture.

This Resource Includes:

  • Read Alouds and FULL Lesson Plans
  • Classroom Posters (color and BW)
  • Blackline Master Worksheets
  • Good/Poor Choice Engagement Tool
  • Classroom Contract Booklet aligned with lessons
  • Contract Certificate

The four main rules taught in this pack are:

  1. Make Good Choices
  2. Be Respectful To Others
  3. Always Try Your Best
  4. Keep Your Space Organized

These rules are an umbrella for discussions/activities to get students thinking about the kinds of positive behavior that's expected and easy to follow through all year!

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Think Sheets are the easiest ways for teachers to communicate student behavior when you have that kiddo that just needs time to express their feelings and actions. This is the highest purchased item in my shop and is the most useful in every classroom! This product features Think Sheets that are grade appropriate for K-6th grade.

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Behavior Management: Clip Slips

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Awesome Behavior Notes

The First Week is a comprehensive week-long unit that establishes classroom rules, which are created and put into place with the help of your class. Kickstart your year with these pre-made lesson plans that incorporate read alouds and engaging activities and interactive notebook pages. This culminates in a student-created Classroom Contract Booklet that they each sign and received a certificate at the end of the week!

Behavior Management: The First Week


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.


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