ERIC Number: ED344871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Keys to the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to the First Month of School.
Moran, Carrol; And Others
The purpose of this guide is to pass on to new teachers keys to opening the school year successfully. The primary objectives for teachers in the first month of school are as follows: (1) to build a sense of inclusion with students; (2) to establish routines and procedures of the classroom; (3) to learn students' strengths and needs; and (4) to set the tone of a love for learning. This curriculum is designed to meet these objectives. Following an introduction, the guide is organized into eight chapters providing activities and suggestions for grades K-6: (1) Creating the Environment; (2) Daily Routines and Procedures; (3) The First Day of School...A Detailed Account; (4) Activities for the First Month; (5) Fingerplays and Songs for Oral Language; (6) Assessment of Students (an overview as well as assessment forms); (7) Parent Communications: Sample Letters; and (8) "Resources," including a bibliography and read-alouds for each grade level (K-6). All student worksheets, model letters to parents, and read-alouds are provided in English and Spanish. (LL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, English, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Measures (Individuals), Parent School Relationship, Resource Materials, Spanish, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides, Time Management, Worksheets
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Beginning of School Year; Letterforms; New Teachers