It will be up to you to familiarize them with ALL the school
and classroom routines and procedures from how to
make a line, walk down the hall, hang up their things, etc.
Walk through the school and see it for the first time
because that is how they will see it. Learn to walk
backwards so you can guide them down the hall to the
room for the first couple of weeks. Think through how
you want them to do everything and break it down in your
mind into single steps. Talk to the K teachers now and
ask them about the first days and how they approach
them. Setting the tone for the first days is important in
any grade but especially kindergarten.
Some books I have found very helpful are Jan
Richardson's "Next Step to Guided Reading" and Daily 5.
I am retiring from 20+ years of full day kindergarten and
for the most part, it's been a great ride. If you need
"stuff", let me know as I am getting rid of all of mine that I
have bought and used over the years.
On 4/12/15, Christiana wrote:
> I've been teaching grades 3 & 4 for the last 17 years. I
> decided to mix things up and teach full-day
> This will be our district's first year having full-day. What
> do to get ready? Any books you would suggest?
> Classroom Management? Skills? Aiyiyi! Excited, but