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The First Six Weeks of School

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ISBN13:

9781892989048

ISBN10:
1892989042
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Northeast Fndtn for Children
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Summary

Learn how to structure the first six weeks of school to lay the groundwork for a productive year of learning. Discover how taking the time to build a solid foundation in the early weeks of school can pay off all year long in increased student motivation, cooperation, responsibility, and self-control. This comprehensive guidebook for K-6 teachers features: Daily plans for the first three weeks and commentary about these plans at three grade levels: primary (K-2), middle (3-4), and upper(5-6Detailed guidelines for: Building community Creating rules and teaching routines Introducing engaging curriculum Fostering autonomy Integrating social and academic learning Establishing high expectations for learning and behaviorAn extensive collection of games, activities, greetings, songs, read-alouds, and resources especially useful during the early weeks of school.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Prime Factors 1(8)
Using This Book 9(4)
Key Terms 13(16)
Week One
29(50)
Primary Grades (K--2)
34(16)
Middle Grades (3--4)
50(14)
Upper Grades (5--6)
64(15)
Week Two
79(38)
Primary Grades (K--2)
84(10)
Middle Grades (3--4)
94(12)
Upper Grades (5--6)
106(11)
Week Three
117(34)
Primary Grades (K--2)
122(10)
Middle Grades (3--4)
132(8)
Upper Grades (5--6)
140(11)
Weeks Four to Six
151(24)
Conclusion: ``Ordinary'' Moments 175(4)
Appendix A: Samples of News and Announcements Charts (K--6) 179(4)
Appendix B: Homework and the First Six Weeks of School 183(6)
Appendix C: Games and Activities 189(16)
Appendix D: Greetings 205(4)
Appendix E: Songs 209(2)
Appendix F: Read-alouds 211(2)
Appendix G: Apology of Action Article 213(6)
Selected Bibliography 219(4)
References 223


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