ERIC Number: ED442770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The First Six Weeks of School. Strategies for Teachers Series.
Denton, Paula; Kriete, Roxann
This book is a comprehensive guidebook that shows K-6 teachers how to structure the first 6 weeks of school in order to lay the groundwork for a productive year of learning. The book features: (1) daily plans for the first 3 weeks and commentary about these plans at three grade levels: primary (K-2), middle (3-4), and upper (5-6); (2) detailed guidelines for building community, creating rules and teaching routines, introducing an engaging curriculum, fostering autonomy, integrating social and academic learning, and establishing high expectations for learning and behavior; and (3) an extensive collection of games, activities, greetings, songs, read-alouds, and resources for use during the early weeks of school. The book also addresses the issue of homework early in the school year. (Contains 49 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Lesson Plans, Planning, Teacher Expectations of Students
Northeast Foundation for Children, 71 Montague City Road, Greenfield, MA, 01301; Tel: 800-360-6332; Fax: 413-772-2097; Web site: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Northeast Foundation for Children, Greenfield, MA.
Note: Supported by the Shinnyo-En Foundation.