Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Teacher Orientation?!?!

This past Friday I attended my new school district's New Teacher Orientation. It felt so strange after having taught for 11 yrs. and 9 of which were in the same county. I met a lot of people and look forward to seeing them around the district. Overall it was a review, and of course what would be a New Teacher Orientation without a little bit of Harry Wong; always a good read before the start of school.

There was one handout I really enjoyed. It was titled The Seven Things Students Want to Know on the First Day of School. Curious? If you have already started ask yourself if you answered these questions...
     1. Am I in the right room?
     2. Where am I supposed to sit?
     3. What are the rules in this classroom?
     4. What will I be doing this year?
     5. Who is the teacher as a person?
     6. How will I be graded?
     7. Will the teacher treat me as a human being?

So which one do you think is the most important? Did you answer these questions when your students started?

On another note I have been working pretty hard in my room...and I think by Tuesday or so I should be able to have a reveal for you! I've been doing the normal teacher decorating "stuff". Making signs and cutting out laminated items.

One shortcut I use in my room is gluing my lettering (that I cut on my Circuit cutting machine) to sentence strips, then laminating them. Makes cutting them out SO much easier, AND when I go to hang the signs/lettering up I don't have to worry about keeping the letters straight!

Monday begins four days of teacher workdays for me! My plan was to have my room almost completed so that I could focus on lessons, curriculum, and all the little things that as a "new" teacher you have to learn prior to the first day! I think I have stuck to that plan. I even got my toes and hair "did" BRING IT!
Stay tuned for the reveal! 

1 comment:

Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

Tomorrow is our first inservice day for this upcoming school year! Always fun!