Do you know what day it is?
I know its hard to keep tack during the summer. Or at least it is for me:)
It's Thursday and its time for another book review with Andrea @Reading Toward the Stars.
This week I decided to review a book that I usually look at a few times before school starts to get an idea of how to manage my first few weeks.
This was one of the many books I needed in school when I was getting my master's degree in teaching. I have to say it is one of my favorite books. I learn something new every time I read it. I think it would be especially good for new teachers or teachers making a big move from one grade to another.
Here are the features of the book:
Learn how to structure the first six weeks of school to lay the groundwork for a productive year of learning. Discover how taking the time to build a solid foundation in the early weeks of school can pay off all year long in increased student motivation, cooperation, responsibility, and self-control.
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:
Creating rules and teaching routines
Introducing engaging curriculum
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
Do you have a great book that you use each year?
I'd love to hear about it.