The most important thing about the first 6 weeks of school is the procedures. As teachers we have to ensure that our students are following our own set of expectations from the get-go. A teacher can always lighten up, but it’s impossible to become more strict.
“Don’t let them see you smile until Christmas,” is a phrase many veteran teachers tell the new educators. While we don’t need to be that extreme, it is imperative to practice all procedures until they are up to par. As a seventh year teacher, I often forget to cover all of the little things, so I’ve found that using a procedures checklist is best. Again, it’s better to be more thorough. Check out this checklist (it’s free from TpT!).
In the meantime, don’t forget to take care to set up your own procedures. I’ve started setting out my clothes the night before so my morning runs smoothly. I was really excited to wear this new pink dress from JCrew. I scored it through Instagram and a #shopmycloset sale for a mere $30!
The pearl strand is also via JCrew Factory while the Love bangle is via Mindy Mae’s Market.
What procedures are you always certain to cover? Which do you often forget?