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ERIC Number: ED442770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 232
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-892989-04-2
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)
Northeast Foundation for Children, 71 Montague City Road, Greenfield, MA, 01301; Tel: 800-360-6332; Fax: 413-772-2097; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeast Foundation for Children, Greenfield, MA.
Note: Supported by the Shinnyo-En Foundation.