June 4, 2016

The First Week, the Most Important Week!




This is what I do my first week! The first week is so overwhelming but can make or break the rest of your year! I do not take any grades the first week it is all about routines, procedures expectations    , social skills, etc. AND REPETITION!!!!!! Every activity I do is not about the curriculum or grade it is about establishing a framework for the rest of the year. REMEMBER everything you do this week is about routines and expectations!!!

Before my kiddos even arrive I set up a table with baskets/bins to place supplies as the kids arrive. They will meet their teacher J, sort their supplies, put up their backpack and go straight to their seat.

I do go ahead and label their lockers and number their seats.

Love my LOCKERS!!
I have met several teachers that prefer to wait to label because their class lists change BUT I remember how much I liked finding my name when I was littlethe kids and parents enjoy having their names already placed J.

At their seats I have white play dough in a baggie! Read this post from Clutter Free Classroom
I just get a large bucket of white play dough from Amazon.

OKAY, let’s get this party started!

I do community supplies and do not hand out supplies all at once. Read this post to see how I introduce supplies and why my students start the year with an empty supply basket!


Hope these are not confusing or overwhelming :). I included links to all the products I use the first week.

Bobbi Bates
Lesson Plans
Day 1

7:45 enter the classroom- go straight to their seats
7:45-8:05 Eat breakfast, and play with the play dough. 
8:05-8:10 Talk about lining up procedure PRACTICE
8:30-9:30 Practice HALLWAY and ASSEMBLY procedures-walk around the school and outside discussing the rules of each place.
9:30-9:45 Practice BATHROOM procedures
9:45-1000 Practice CAFETERIA  procedures

1000-1010 HOW TO USE LIQUID GLUE (glue poster




10:10-11:00 Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom TSW create their own alphabet tree with their names. 


HOW TO CUT AND PUT AWAY TRASH-HOW TO USE GLUE STICKS. 
(glue stick and scissors posters)
      
                     
11:00-11:10 Practice LINING UP FOR RECESS  procedures
11:10-11:30 recess
11:35-11:55 lunch HOW TO STAND WHILE WAITING FOR THE TEACHER
11:55-12:15 Read Aloud: Chrysanthemum.  PRACTICE HOW TO SIT DURING A STORY AND BE AN ACTIVE LISTENER.
       I use Sit Spots - get a free Sit Spot sample   


12:15-12:55 SPECIALS DAY 
1:00-1:20 practice COMPUTER LAB procedures
1:20-1:50 We discuss names and as a class we will find out how many syllables each character in Chrysanthemum had in their name. Then we will find how many syllables our names have and post them on the giant hand. We will also circle the vowels in our names before we display them.



I also have Syllable practice set up for the early finishers!  

1:50-2:10 PENCIL PROCEDURES- how/when to use the sharpener!
2:00-2:20 district assessment
2:20 I use Amy Lemons “Let's Get Started {Beginning of the Year MathActivities}” for my first week of school math. 



Math Tools Exploration. learn about different math tools Amy Lemons page 18




2:45PRACTICE MORNING PROCEDURES AGAIN
Practice PACKING UP-END OF DAY procedures
2:50-3:00 practice DISMISSAL procedures

  
Bobbi Bates
Lesson Plans
Day 2

7:45 enter the classroom
review BREAKFAST AND MORNING procedures
review PENCIL procedures pencil drawing page Megan Snable’s “Back to school Draw and Write Center” 


review LINING UP procedures
review HALLWAY procedures
review BATHROOM procedures

Review Chrysanthemum -answer the comprehension questions TOGETHER practice proper sentences LEARN HOW TO CORRECTLY copy from the board. 




9:45-10:00 Learn about our classroom library and discuss How to treat our books- read “Forest Friends go to School” 
YOU HAVE TO PREP THIS!! 
------OMG I LOVE THIS ACTIVITY!!


11:00-11:10 review RECESS procedures
11:10-11:30 recess
11:35-11:55 lunch HOW TO STAND WHILE WAITING FOR THE TEACHER
11:55 Review Chrysanthemum to make a text-to-self connection. TSW make a connection with how Chrysanthemum felt when people made fun of her and encouraged her. TSW create a Chrysanthemum out of construction paper and start the sentence starters. Hollie Griffith’s Freebie” Chrysanthemum Creativity



12:15-12:55 SPECIALS
1:00-1:20 review COMPUTER LAB procedures
120-2:00 Finish Chrysanthemum Craftivity
2:00-2:15 district assessment
2:15-245 Math Tools or Toys students must learn the difference!!
Amy Lemons page 20
             

review MORNING PROCEDURES again
PACKING UP-END OF DAY PROCEDURES
2:55-3:00 DISMISSAL



Bobbi Bates
Lesson Plans
Day 3

7:45 enter the classroom
REVIEW BREAKFAST AND MORNING
MARKER AND COLOR PENCIL ROUTINE- (marker and pencil posters)
crayon drawing page

practice LINING UP procedures
practice HALLWAY procedures
practice BATHROOM procedures
10:40-11:00 Make our Journal Covers (I use writing and math) I just search TPT for these
11:00-11:10 review RECESS procedures
11:10-11:30 recess
11:35-11:55 lunch HOW TO STAND WHILE WAITING FOR THE TEACHER
Read Wemberly Worried. Discuss how students felt on the first day of school (write on the board or chart paper) In their writing journals students will draw and try to write a sentence about how they felt.
12:15-12:55 SPECIALS
1:00-1:20 review COMPUTER LAB procedures
1:20-2:00Finish Wemberly writing  
answer Wemberly Worried comprehension questions together 

2:00-2:15 district assessment
2:15-2:50 TSW write to 100
Introduce Calendar and 
Math Friend Procedures


2:50-3:00 DISMISSAL


Bobbi Bates
Lesson Plans
Day 4

7:45 enter the classroom
review BREAKFAST AND MORNING procedures
learn MORNING WORK procedures
review PRACTICE procedures
review HALLWAY procedures
review BATHROOM procedures
8:45-9:30 review HOW TO TREAT BOOKS - Book Drawing Paper

learn AR (accelerated reader) PROCEDURES
11:10-11:30 recess
11:35-11:55 lunch HOW TO STAND WHILE WAITING FOR THE TEACHER
Wemberly Worried. TSW make a Wemberly craft and finish the sentence starter. Read With me ABC’s “Wemberly Worried” Freebie 
                                    


12:15-12:55 SPECIALS
1:00-1:20 COMPUTER LAB
Finish WEMBERLY craft and writing
2:00-2:15 district assessment
2:15-245 Mathematicians Craftivity Discuss what mathematicians do!
Amy Lemons page 4 - here is a picture from her BLOG, you have to check it out!


2:50-3:00 DISMISSAL


Bobbi Bates
Lesson Plans
Day 5

7:45 enter the classroom
review BREAKFAST AND MORNING procedures
review MORNING WORK procedures
review PRACTICE procedures
review HALLWAY procedures
review BATHROOM procedures
8:45 Read Lily’s Plastic Purple Purse make a purple purse and add traits to Lilly. Leslie Ann’s “Craft Patterns for Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse” freebie 

 



Add character traits to the large LILLY (you will have to prep this)









11:10-11:30 recess
11:35-11:55 lunch HOW TO STAND WHILE WAITING FOR THE TEACHER
Add Traits to the other Kevin Henkes characters

12:15-12:55 SPECIALS
1:00-1:20 COMPUTER LAB
1:20-2:00 Read “What is a Scientist” Make anchor chart then create individual webs or books. 



2:35-2:55 district assessment
2:55-3:00 PBS DISMISSAL


OKAY, I hoped this helped some- HAVE FUN!!!!


9 comments:

  1. Wow! What wonderful schedules and ideas. I just love that you have time in your first day for a "How to use glue" lesson! Brilliant. I'm definitely doing this next fall. Day One. . . for sure

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    1. I am thankful all year after I spend time on this :)!

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  2. Love all the great ideas and details!!

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  3. This is really, really awesome and helpful! As teachers, we never really get to see how someone else does things. Great procedures and signs!!

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  4. WOW!! Impressive! Love all the ideas and your planning skill. Thanks for sharing. It is very useful.

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  5. I Love the detailed plans! I feel like I'm going through your day!

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