Friday, August 15, 2008

The First Six Weeks of School

The First Six Weeks of School. I recommend this book to my K-6 teacher friends to jump start the new school year." Concrete strategies for turning intention into practice. 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 (5-6)
- Detailed 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 behavior
- An extensive collection of games, activities, greetings, songs, read-alouds, and resources especially useful during the early weeks of school

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