Thursday, August 10, 2006

Its the final countdown

Now, before I was just excited about starting at my new school - but now I am nervous!!!!

Calling all experienced Teachers - what do I do on the first day??????

This is what I am thinking about doing.

1) Introducing myself and getting them to introduce themselves.
2) Going over the classroom rules. (Do you think I should let them come up with Classroom rules????? - and then adapt them myself, OR just let them deal with my rules????
3) Get them to fill in my "Employee" details form - My way of introducing Businessy things getting their name, birthday, favourite music, films food etc and what their aims for the year is. My idea behind this is that I will find out a little about them which may be used when making materials up....

4) Go over what the course consists of.
5) Administration factors.

Arrghhhhh. So many things to think about- What happens if they don't like me. How can I settle my nerves so I don't look nervous.


David said...

Have you seen the Cool Cat Teacher Blog? She did a series on starting the year. It's certainly worth a look.

All the best for your first year.

Cindy said...

I don't know what grade you teach, but Harry Wong (I swear, I didn't make that name up!) has some really great ideas for starting out your school year.....I'm not a first year teacher, but it really helped me out last year. I had to read his book for my new teaching assignment. Anyway........good luck!

Mr W said...

The best advice I got when I started came from my mum (who was a teacher)... make friends with the janny(s) and your cleaner... they can do more to make your life bearable than just about anyone else you'll meet! I thought she was joking, but it's amazing the difference getting on with ALL the staff in a school can make to how easy your life is.

Good luck, and keep posting!

Chris said...

By now you'll have started - and haven't had time to post! How *did* it go then? Are you getting to know the pupils - and *have* you befriended the janny?