Happy New Year! I always like to start the new year with renewed energy and a positive outlook. I am excited to get back into the classroom with my sweet students – I’ve missed them! The school year is nearly half-way over (already??!) and I want to continue pushing my students to learn and grow to be their best! I want to maintain a positive and safe classroom environment – the new year is a perfect time for a review of procedures and to introduce some new ideas!
Here are 5 things I plan to do to start the year off right:
1. It’s the First School Day of the New Year! You’ve been on break for a bit now, right? So guess what? Your students (and YOU) are a bit out of the school routine. While it’s not actually the first day of school, try incorporating some fun activities to review procedures and expectations. At the beginning of the year, I show a meme slideshow to go over procedures in my classroom. My students love it! And the best part? They remember the procedures! Search the internet for a couple of silly memes that will help you review your procedures.